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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 self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDxPenn, live speakers will spark deep discussion and connection. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

What is TEDxPenn?

TEDxPenn was founded in 2010 by students to spark powerful ideas within the vibrant University of Pennsylvania and greater Philadelphia community to challenge ideas and create a positive impact on the world.


In 2014, the conference grew from 100 attendees to 1,000+ and has featured speakers such as Vijay Kumar, Laura Sicola, Mark Rober, Jeff Beal, and Wren Weichman. Today, TEDxPenn Talks have amassed over 7.2 million views.

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