ABOUT
EVENTS
2016

About Us

  • Mission Statement
  • Our Team
  • Our Advisors
  • Partners
  • TEDx
  • TED

TEDxYale Mission Statement

TEDxYale is an organization of students, working together to bring TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) to Yale. As the synthesis of two intellectual and creative powerhouses, TEDxYale not only provides a learning environment for the Yale community, but also an environment based on the sharing of ideas and stories. Through events and multimedia, we connect the world’s brightest minds with the world’s best stories.

Our Team

Paul Bloom
Curator
Claudia Mezey
Curator
Patrick Demkowicz
Curator
Tracy Chung
Head of Logistics
Olivier van Donselaar
Head of Brand
Tyler Caldwell
Head of Finance
John Mori
Speakers
Stephanie Blas-Lizarazo
Speakers
Remy Dhingra
Speakers
Kiddest Sinke
Speakers
Rachel Carp
Speakers
Ben Rosand
Brand
Ruhi Manek
Brand
Catherine Peng
Brand
Monique Baltzer
Brand
Lauren Telesz
Finance
Lucy Baldwin
Finance
Caitlin Westerfield
Finance

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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, the recently launched TED-Ed platform for students and educators, the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide, and TEDBooks, short e-books by speakers that elaborate on a single idea originally presented on TED's stage. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter or on Facebook.