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Kalamazoo, MI – TEDxKalamazoo is pleased to announce this year’s lineup of events! We will hold 2 salon events, January and February, with a main event in June.

TEDxKalamazoo Startups

On January 22, TEDxKalamazoo is hosting their first event at Starting Gate. Starting Gate is Western Michigan University’s Startup accelerator, which was developed to help students accelerate entrepreneurial ventures into businesses. Attending this event are several local entrepreneurs who want to share their journey and experiences. We are excited to host Daniel Jefferies (Happy Graph), Joe Armstrong (Sportech Labs), and Kori Jock (La Vie en Orange) who want to share their stories and lessons learned.

Past Events

TEDxKalamazoo is reaching its 4th year of spreading powerful ideas locally. Due to such powerful growth we have decided to step up our game this season and offer 4 events, rather than just 1. With our local speakers reaching tens of thousands of watchers online we are very excited to continue this strong tradition with even better events, partners, and speakers.

Call For Partners

TEDxKalamazoo is a non-profit effort that strives to highlight great ideas from amazing people in Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan. Only with support from local businesses can we share our amazing culture to the TED world stage. If you feel your organization can add value and would like to be associated with the TED brand, please visit our partners page and let us know.

Apply to Attend

Each of our events can seat up to 100 attendees. If you are interested in attending please visit our events page and submit an application for the events that interest you most.

TEDxKalamazoo Presents the Year of 2015:

Event: Startups
Venue: Starting Gate
Date: January 2015

Event: Entertainment
Venue: TBA
Date: February 2015

Event: Food & Beer
Venue: TBA
Date: March 2015

Event: Main Event
Venue: TBA
Date: June 2015

**Speakers for each event will be announced immediately following the conclusion of the preceding event.

About TEDx

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

About TEDxKalamazoo

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 TEDxKalamazoo, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxKalamazoo event, TEDTalk videos 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.


For more information, or to schedule an interview please contact us using our contact page.