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TED Everywhere

TED is a non-profit devoted to ideas worth spreading. At its two annual conferences, it convenes the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers and challenges them to give the talks of their lives.


We know that big thinkers live right here in the Midlands. We will introduce you to some of Columbia’s best–those leading the charge and those who go unnoticed but leave the scene completely changed.

TEDxColumbiaSC and You

TEDxColumbiaSC is about sharing ideas in our community. Watch the speaker videos from our four events and share your favorites!

TEDxColumbiaSC 2015

More than a dozen high-profile speakers from across the Midlands presented at the fourth annual TEDxColumbiaSC. With topics spanning from preserving our rivers to the changing labor force, the members of this year’s lineup challenged the audience to reconsider how they interact with others and our world.

Meet the Speakers