Past, Present and Future

TEDxProvidence is returning in 2017 with the theme Past, Present and Future. Where have we been, what is the zeitgeist of our times, where are we going? Check out our early speaker announcements or nominate a speaker and buy tickets to come and find out. 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 TEDxProvidence, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxProvidence 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.

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We have a number of videos posted from prior years. Watch them here.


TEDxProvidence will be returning in 2017, at the VETS Auditorium on September 30th. Tickets are now available.


Browse our photo gallery from prior year events over at Fickr.


Angela Jackson: Turning Urban Youth Into Global Citizens

Angela Jackson is the founder and executive director of the Global Language Project, an educational movement that seeks to equip disadvantaged public-school students with the skills to compete in a globalized world and work force by helping them to develop functional proficiency in a language other than English.

29 Jun 13 Cat Laine

Umberto Crenca: Unjuried Uncensored Art Spaces in Service to Community

Visual Artist Umberto Crenca tells the story behind founding AS220, a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting and presenting unjuried and uncensored visual art, music, and performing arts in Rhode Island. AS220 maintains four dozen artist live/work studios, around a dozen individual work studios, four rotating exhibition spaces, a performance space, a black box theatre, […]

29 Jun 13 Cat Laine

Khalil Fuller: Teaching Math Through Basketball

Khalil Fuller is the founder of NBA Math Hoops, an organization dedicated to improving math literacy among urban youth by creating innovative, fun, and effective educational tools that harness the power of basketball.

29 Jun 13 Cat Laine

Singer-Songwriter Emma Corbin Closes Out TEDxProvidence 2013

15 year old singer-songwriter and three-year Girls Rock! RI alumna Emma Corbin closes out TEDxProvidence 2013 with an original song.

29 Jun 13 Cat Laine

Barnaby Evans: Waterfire Providence

Barnaby Evans, creator and Executive Artistic Director of WaterFire Providence, is an artist who works in many mediums, including site-specific sculpture installations, photography, film, garden design, architectural projects, writing and conceptual works.

29 Jun 13 Cat Laine

Sarah Schumann: To Save Our Fisheries, Eat Like a Fish

Sarah Schumann is a commercial fisherwoman and the creator of Eating with the Ecosystem. Eating with the Ecosystem holds a traveling dinner series that offers a guided culinary tour of local marine ecosystems and encourages us to eat a broader and thus more sustainable array of seafood.

20 Jun 13 Cat Laine

Emily Jodka: A Community That Grows Together, Grows Together

Emily Jodka is one of the co-founders of New Urban Farmers, a non-profit that works to increase healthy food access in the Rhode Island cities of Pawtucket, Central Falls and surrounding areas by eliminating barriers to healthy food and empowering low-income individuals, families, and at-risk-youth with education and collaboration.

20 Jun 13 Cat Laine

Hilary Jones: Girls, Guitars and Empowerment

Hilary Jones is the executive director of Girls Rock RI, a volunteer-based non-profit that uses music creation and critical thinking to foster empowerment, collaborative relationships, and the development of healthy identities in girls and women.

20 Jun 13 Cat Laine

Davide Dukcevich: Third Generation Ham Salesman

Davide Dukcevich is the co-owner of Daniele, Inc, a Rhode Island based maker and distributor of charcuterie. In his TEDx Talk, Davide tells the story of his family’s journey from Croatia to Italy and finally Rhode Island where his company has firmly planted its roots.

20 Jun 13 Cat Laine

Andy Posner: Pragmatic Idealism

Andy Posner is the co-founder of the Capital Good Fund (CGF), a non-profit microlender based in Providence, Rhode Island whose goal is to deliver equitable financial services that create pathways out of poverty.

20 Jun 13 Cat Laine


TEDxProvidence is coming April 15th Tickets are $40 general admission and $20 for students. Featured Speakers Kipp Bradford Laura Brown-Lavoie Christopher Bull Peter Gill Case Angus Davis Michael Giroux Jose Gomez-Marquez Aaron Horowitz Maria Kasparian Katherine Lucey Jack Templin Christine Malecki West Samuel Zipp

20 Jan 12 admin