TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. Much like the TED conference, TEDxDuke is a program that draws some of Duke University’s and Durham’s most curious, creative, and progressive thinkers together for intellectual discussion. The only difference—it’s entirely student-run! The event is inspired by the visionaries that come to share their unique stories and valuable perspectives. It serves as a unique platform to establish positive dialogue, create unexpected connections, and inspire powerful momentum.

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What is TEDx?

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.

Righting Histories, Writing Futures

We are pleased to announce that our theme for the 2018 event is Righting Histories: Writing Futures. The broad theme allows speakers to describe their meaningful experiences in understanding the past, living the present, and exploring the future.


Adair Necalli Undergraduate Student
Angela Ottosen-Staheli Playwright & Actress
Dr. Jun Yang Computer Scientist
Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Researcher & Surgeon
Dr. Neil Prose Pediatric Dermatologist

Noah Lanier Undergraduate Student
Riya Dange Undergraduate Student
Shannon Malloy Undergraduate Student
Tony Loyd Social Entrepreneur
Tyler Allen Cellular Biologist

Previous Talks

View some of our previous years' talks!


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