About TEDxDePaulUniversity

TEDxDePaulUniversity is independently organized through a license provided by TED, the idea-generating nonprofit organization. Now in its fourth year, the DePaul event unites our community for a half-day of idea-driven programming and promotes our faculty, staff, student and alumni thought leaders through the world-famous TEDx platform. Through the theme “Fast Forward” our speakers from across the DePaul community will aim to challenge thoughts and inspire ideas through a series of engaging talks and presentations. READ MORE…
Imagine an improved future.
Stand up to the challenges of today.
Design a better tomorrow.

By The Numbers


Surveyed attendees would attend again

1 Million+

Views on YouTube


Seats in new Gannon Concert Hall


Attendees called the talks “inspirational,” “thought-provoking,” “necessary,” “innovative,” “transformative,” “inclusive ”and “motivational.”
“I felt empowered and inspired to be more of the person that is unafraid to dare.” ∼ TEDx 2018 Attendee.
“I admired the energy in the room, the focus of the presenters, and the value of the information.” ∼ TEDx 2017 Attendee.
Can I still apply to be a speaker?
The speaker application for TEDxDePaulUniversity is now closed. After a committee reviews applications, the selected speakers will be notified on or before December 20.
When will the 2019 speakers be announced?
Speakers for the April 12 event at the School of Music’s new Holtschneider Performance Center will be announced in January.