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


Who attends a TEDxCountyLineRoad event?

Participants will be an eclectic mix of people—all different ages, from different walks of life, and from across the Northwest Indiana region and beyond. You’re sure to meet innovative thinkers, doers, and leaders throughout the day.

How are speakers selected?

TEDxCountyLine works to offer world-class programming with local, national, and international speakers–some are approached by the committee and others, local speakers, submit Big Ideas which are reviewed and selected for participation. The programming committee expends a great deal of effort developing potential speaker lists that fall into a variety of categories, locations, and styles. The ultimate goal is to provide diversity of original, thought-provoking ideas to our community.

What do speakers cover?

With Big Ideas related to each year’s themes, speakers cover lots of topics including healthcare, business innovation, design, education, cultural diversity, technology, music, literature, and much more.

What will I take away from a TEDxCountyLineRoad event?

Here’s the real question: what do you want to take away? If you’re not sure, here are some examples: You can take away ideas and inspiration to apply to your personal or professional interests; new connections you can draw on for future endeavors; a quote or thought that makes you see something completely anew; a moment of happiness that results from engaging in a creative activity; or just the satisfaction of being part of an inspired experience with hundreds of other like-minded Hoosiers. The opportunities are practically endless.