Thank you to all who joined us at TEDxAkron 2017!

TEDxAkron One Day 2017

TEDxAkronWomen Update

We have decided postpone the TEDxAkronWomen's event scheduled for this November, and instead will have a strong focus of what was originally intended to be the Women’s event at our annual TEDxAkron event in the spring.

Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for potential speakers and to volunteer.  We have received them all and will reach out before the end of the year to be sure to include you in discussions for next year’s event.

Thank you for your unwavering support! We're looking forward to a fantastic 2018!

-TEDxAkron Team


TED Overview

TEDx expands TED beyond its annual conference by seeding smaller, independent events throughout the nation, called TEDx. TEDxAkron emulates the spirit and ideals of the TED Conference. You can see some of the game changing TEDtalks on TED.com.

What started as an annual event has bloomed into a global movement.

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 TEDxAkron, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxAkron 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.

About TEDxAkron

At TEDxAkron, TEDTalks videos and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. TED provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including TEDxAkron, are self-organized.

TEDxAkron was organized in an effort to bring members of the Akron community together to discuss issues that impact the community and bring a positive change to the world beginning in Akron, Ohio.  TEDxAkron 2011 was Akron’s first official TEDx Event.