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About TEDx, x = independently organized event

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 TEDxOakLawn, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxOakLawn event, TED Talks 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.


TEDxOakLawn will be held at the Wyly Theater in Dallas, TX on March 17th, 2018. Scroll down to see a speaker list, meet our organizers, and find out more about the event. The theme of TEDxOakLawn 2018 is Tabula Rasa, which is a Latin term meaning Blank Slate.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.


See all the brilliant minds who are prepared to share their ideas and shape the world.

Dr. Yoram Solomon

The day that forever changed American culture

Mr. Steven Dunn

The Eating Disorder Problem

Dr. Chase Sova

Are we ready to end world hunger?

Miss. Jody Miller

Step to the outer limits of your comfort zone

Mr. Sai Balasubramanian

Cultivating a relationship between technology and medicine

Mr. Kris Taylor

Why Soil is Sexy and How We Are Saving It

Dr. D. Ivan Young

The Power of Presence: The Laws of Attraction "Here and Now"

Sunita Ticku

Vidya: The Power of Knowledge

Mr. Abhi Ravinutala

Breaking the Mental Health Stigma

Mr. Tom Edwards

Emerging Technology and How It Impacts Behavior

Miss. Bola Ibidapo

The Power of Self-Awareness in Leadership: Empowering Youth

Dr. Seema Yasmin

You Don't Have to Be Perfect to Change The World


How we began

  • Nov 2017

    TEDxOakLawn Was Born

    TEDxOakLawn is an independently organized TED event in the city of Dallas, TX. Oak Lawn is a diverse neighborhood in Dallas bringing in individuals from a variety of backgrounds. Click here to learn more about TED.

  • TEDxOakLawn Theme: Tabula Rasa

    This year's TEDxOakLawn theme is Tabula Rasa, which is a latin term translating to "blank slate." What does this mean to you? Tweet us at @tedxoaklawn and we will share your thoughts.

  • TEDxOakLawn | 3.17.18

    The TEDxOakLawn event will be held on March 17th, 2018 in the Wyly Center for Arts showcasing incredible speakers.



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