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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 was held at the Wyly Theater in Dallas, TX on March 17th, 2018. Scroll down to see the speakers, meet our organizers, and find out more about the event. The theme of TEDxOakLawn 2018 was 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.


2019Event Details

TEDxOakLawn is back for year 2! Join us May 19, 2019 at The Granada Theater.


Asitang Mishra

The Chronicles of Data Science

Elizabeth Fisher

Groomed: The Psychology Behind Human Trafficking

Elsie Moses Hoeg

Creating Future Minds And Making Kids Professors of Their Own Learning

Graeme Steele Johnson

Music About Nothing: Seinfeld and The Classical Style

Haiyan Fan

Chinestory: Learning Languages in the 21st Century

Maria Weber

Our Solar Connection

Matt Confer

Before You Decide: 3 Steps To Better Decision-Making

Michael Leip

How To Stay Happy When Life is Punching You in The Face

Tammy Lynn Guns

Why The Best Healthcare Starts With YOU

Upasna Gautam

Optimizing For The Next Billion: The Role of AI in Humanity

Zuby Onwuta

Removing Barriers To Learning and Paving The Way To Earning


Siddharth Gadepalli


Meghna Thakur


Sangeeta Gadepalli

Executive Producer

Anuva Kachru

Graphic Design & Social Media Marketing Lead

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