TEDxBozeman brings new perspectives, fresh concepts, engaging stories, and world-changing ideas from Montana to the world.

TEDxBozeman debuted as the first TEDx event in Montana in 2012, and has since grown into an internationally-recognized platform. Each year, the TEDxBozeman team tests the limits of what's possible - challenging ourselves to organize an ever more impactful event for Southwest Montana and beyond. Our efforts are not going unnoticed. In 2014, TEDxBozeman was featured on the front page of the TEDx.com and you might have also seen us in WIRED Magazine.

New perspectives from the last best place. These are ideas worth spreading.

Co-founder, Ken Fichtler, and longtime Event Director, Brooke Leugers, open the event.

Co-founder, Ken Fichtler, and longtime Event Director, Brooke Leugers, open the event.

Native American dancer, hip hop artist, flutist, and comedian, Supaman, on stage.

Native American dancer, hip hop artist, flutist, and comedian, Supaman, on stage.

Sasha Joseph Nuelinger shares his personal journey to overcome child sexual abuse.

Sasha Joseph Nuelinger shares his personal journey to overcome child sexual abuse.

 

What is TEDx? x = independently organized event

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, TED Talks 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.

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. 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.