TEDxBozeman 2016 speakers have been announced!

TEDxBozeman 2016 will be held on Saturday April 9th, 2016.

Tickets will go on sale March 1st, 2016. Stay tuned for more information.

TEDxBozeman is Montana’s first and longest-running TEDx event. Now celebrating its fifth year, the TEDxBozeman team looks to pay tribute to all the past volunteers, presenters, and audience members whose participation has been integral in the event’s evolution and success. This convergence of teamwork, ideas, and community helped inspire the TEDxBozeman 2016 theme of “Confluence.” The concept evokes ribbons of time, innovation, and discovery which merge together and create what TED coined “Ideas Worth Spreading.”

Confluence also pays homage to the geography and history of the region, which is fitting because TEDxBozeman has made a point of honoring its home state in a way that is unique among TEDx events. While TED mandates various rules and regulations every locally-organized TEDx must follow, the TEDxBozeman team made the additional commitment to showcase only individuals with some connection to Montana. In this endeavor the event has highlighted presenters from all walks of life, including academics, artists, business people, musicians, and students.

Anyone with a tie to Montana – past or present – is encouraged to apply. The selection process is competitive and less than two dozen applicants are selected for this unique platform every year. The TEDxBozeman team then coaches the speakers and performers in the months leading up to the event, which cultivates in a day of thoughtfully articulated, passionately delivered presentations meant to inform, inspire, and challenge audiences.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxBozeman, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxBozeman event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.