TEDxWilmington brings some of the best ideas from around the world to Wilmington, while spreading innovative ideas from Wilmington and Delaware to the world…







Do you have an Idea Worth Spreading in 2019?

We are looking for speakers or performers who have radically new ideas, exposing cutting-edge research, technology, design, and more. We want to hear new approaches to difficult problems and concepts that make life more interesting. If you think you have the ability to change the world, please apply.

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We are looking for inspiring, engaging, and creative speakers of all ages and backgrounds. If you think that you have an Idea Worth Spreading, please complete our application form.

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We wouldn’t be able to host these captivating and stimulating events without the support of our sponsors. Learn more to see if you or your organization would like to partner up!

Join the Tribe

We are always looking for volunteers who are interested in being involved with TEDx events. If you think you’d be a good match, we would love to have you as part of our TEDx Tribe.

2018 At a Glance


TEDxWilmington organized and hosted 4 incredible events in 2018 focusing on a multitude of subjects including education, animals, women, and more. We had….

TEDxWilmington Events

119 TEDxWilmington Speakers

114 TEDx Talks

2 Musicians



70+ TEDxWilmington Volunteer Tribe Members

Take a look at this year’s events below:


Pictured in this photo are the 28 speakers who gave 23 TEDx talks at the TEDxWilmingtonED event on February 9, 2018, at The Gold Ballroom of the Hotel Du Pont. The theme for this event was Education Possible.

This photo features some of the TEDxWilmington tribe and the 23 speakers who gave a TEDx talk at TEDxWilmingtonLive on April 28, 2018, at Wilmington Friends School. The theme was Age of Amazement.

The 7th Annual TEDxWilmington Conference, pictured below, was held on September 27, 2018 at The Figure 8 Barn at The Bellevue State Park. The theme for this event was NOW WHAT? There were 29 speakers and a horse, Viton, who gave a TEDx talk at this event.

On November 30, 2018 we held our 3rd Annual TEDxWilmingtonWomen Conference at The Mill Auditorium. We had 29 speakers (including 7 men!) give a TEDx talk, with the theme as Showing Up.

Photographs by Alessandra: www.AlessandraNicole.com

Check Out Our Full Archive of Talks

Since our start in 2012, we have had 490 speakers give 469 talks from the TEDxWilmington Red Carpet as of November 30, 2018.

That’s a lot of Ideas Worth Spreading!


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Photography by Alessandra Nicole

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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.

TEDx has been organized in 170 countries around the world and hosted more than 15,000 events since its inception in 2009. In the 9 years of its existence, 100,000 talks have been recorded and uploaded to YouTube. The TEDx Talks YouTube Channel now has over 10 million subscribers and more than 1 Billion views.

That’s a lot of Ideas Worth Spreading!

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2017 Was A Great Year!

In the 365 days of 2017, we were able to showcase 164 speakers, giving 171 talks, throughout 12 separate events!

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What People Are Saying

“I went in with high expectations, those expectations were exceeded on all levels. I have been processing the thoughts and ideas presented for the past few days.”

“Very thought provoking speakers. I like the salon format.”

“A TEDx event should not be missed, particularly if it is organized and well curated like the ones Ajit George presents.”

“The speakers were diverse and thought provoking. The setting was perfect for a TEDxSalon event. The topics were relevant”

“They invite good speakers to talk about interesting topics. In addition the most part of the times, so interesting as the speakers are other attendees. The environment and the event are very inspiring.”

“TEDxWilmington is not only a group of wonderful people spending time together, but it is a great way to cultivate learning and inspiration for better in our community.”

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