What is a TEDx Conference?
TEDx is a bold brand experiment by the TED organization (as in ted.com) allowing anyone willing to follow their guidelines and get a license, the ability to put on their own independently organized conference.
I have organized and curated two such conferences under the license of TEDxPugetSound in Seattle and am in the process of organizing a new conference under the TEDxRockCreekPark license in the DC Metro Area.
Why organize a TEDx Conference?
The TEDx movement started in 2008, during the depths of the Great Recession. My CEO clients and their businesses were facing new challenges and uncertain futures. I started organizing TEDx conferences as a way to give back to and uplift my clients and my community.