TEDxKC 2016: qUESTION EVERYTHING Will be held on august 19, at the kauffman center for the performing arts.

Registration 5PM | Doors 5:30PM | Event 6PM | Act III Reception 9PM - 11PM. 

Tickets go on-sale: 10:00AM  | Tuesday | June 28



Watch talks from TEDxKC 2015

TEDxKC 2015


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Become a Volunteer

The TEDxKC Volunteer Army is the reason TEDxKC is one of the largest (and most fun!) TEDx events in the world.  In addition to being part of a great event, TEDxKC volunteers get exclusive TEDxKC details and the opportunity to attend the live simulcast at the Kauffman Center Helzberg Hall.  

We have more than enough volunteers for TEDxKC RE:Imagine on August 29, 2015.  Want to volunteer for future TEDxKC events?  Join the TEDxKC Volunteer Army on Facebook for updates.


‪#‎TEDxKC‬ Pro-Tips: 

1) Eat something before the show
2) Pay the babysitter extra & stay for the party (9P-11P) 
3) Registration starts at 5:00P, theater doors open at 5:30P (remember, GA by section!) ;-) 
4) Make a restroom stop b/c Intermission will be 90 minutes into the program
5) RESPECT your neighbors: no glowing screens in the theaters
6) Intermission: grab a drink, some eats, check out the activities, talk about the talks! (no food in the theater)
7) Act III (9-11P) includes beer, wine, food / desserts, 2 bands + activities on the Kauffman Center front lawn
8) Designate a driver (or) Uber it!

Don’t have a ticket? Catch the Livestream:http://livestream.com/tedx/TEDxKC2016


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About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.


About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

TEDxKC would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.  Sponsoring TEDxKC makes our community a more vibrant and compassionate place to live, work and raise our families.  Partnering with TEDxKC enables sponsors the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of thinkers, dreamer and visionaries.

Presenting Sponsors






Amigoni Urban Winery

Boulevard Brewery

Hudson Legacy Foundation

KCUR Public Radio

Southwest Airlines

Welch Family Foundation


All Seasons Party Rentals

Kansas City,  Missouri

KTBG The Bridge

Mark One Electric

Nelson-Atkins Museum

Rainy Day Books




Mike Lundgren Founder, Curator

Frank Jurden Co-Organizer

John Mulvihill Co-Organizer

Nicole Debrick Project Manager

Hannah Kerr Act III Manager

Leah Sand Volunteer Manager

Jamie Beard Social Media Coordinator

Lisa Yansura Creative Coordinator