TEDxTucson is a grassroots, 501c(3) nonprofit in Southern Arizona. The TEDxTucson staff are professionals in their fields who give their time voluntarily. All speakers and entertainers take part on a no-fee basis. We are all deeply passionate about unique and stimulating ideas and sharing them!
We strive to make the ideas and innovations presented within our regular TEDxTucson gatherings accessible to the widest possible cross-section of our community.
Conference a Year
Talks on YouTube
A TEDxTucson “Talk” shares an innovative, amazing or profound idea and is presented by speaker who is an expert in their field. Each year TEDxTucson hosts a full-day main conference which we think of as an “Event” and then several more intimate gatherings which we call “Salons”. 500 audience members see our TEDxTucson Talks live and close to another 3 million have viewed these Talks on YouTube [link to our YouTube channel?]. All of the goods and services for each Event/Salon, including food, wine, photography, and videography, have been donated by our sponsors, for which we are sincerely grateful. Since we are licensed and chartered by the worldwide TED conference organization, we adhere to the strictest standards and we are rewarded for doing so by the possibility of having our local TEDx talks broadcast worldwide!
We believe that Tucson is a magical place: innovative, creative, kind, and underestimated. We are working to share the unique ideas from this region. The Tucson area offers an advanced perspective regarding the social and economic forces that will emerge throughout the larger United States and the world during the mid- 21st century. We can see many differences between the ways things are happening in Southern Arizona, and the ways things traditionally have happened in American culture, and we want to tell you about it!
We create an inclusive environment rooted in the concept of share ideas unique to Southern Arizona. The Tucson area offers an excellent perspective regarding the social and economic forces that will emerge throughout the broader United States and the world during the mid- 21st century. We can see many differences between the ways things are happening in Southern Arizona, and the ways things traditionally have occurred in American culture, and we want you to have ideas worth sharing.
Globally, the world of ideas is vast, and TEDxTucson hopes to lead the way in stimulating your thinking and preparing you for the future. We hope you will be inspired to take action in your community!