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TEDxVanderbiltUniversity will be hosted on April 10, 2022! 

NEW! TEDxVanderbiltUniversity Women, December 10, 1:00 PM CST, Hosted Virtually

TEDxVanderbiltUniversity has offered a platform to over 50 students, faculty, staff, and alumni who stepped into the red circle and delivered their idea worth spreading for over 6 years now.

We believe in the power of TEDx and like we often do here at Vanderbilt University, we wanted to take this program a step beyond and take on the privilege of bringing TEDxWomen to Vanderbilt. On December 10, we will bring you curated talks from TED Women in California and 3 women leaders from our very own community to answer the question asked by this year’s theme. “What Now?” 

What a time it has been! The past year, going on two years, has upended so much for so many, and forced global reckonings with systems, processes and policies that too often let us down. We know that women have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. So … what now? We’ll hear from speakers who are imagining new possibilities and exploring new ideas for how we might live and work better together in the years to come. We hope that you’ll join us as we envision a future we can build together here at Vanderbilt and beyond.

Our Vanderbilt University speakers will include:

Dr. C. Cybele Raver, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Dr. Candice Storey Lee, Vice Chancellor for Athletics & University Affairs and Athletics Director

Dr. Kathleen Seabolt, Executive Director of the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center.  

Register below to join us virtually on December 10, 1:00 PM CST.

What is TEDx?

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 TEDxVanderbiltUniversity, where x = independently organized TED event.

At our TEDxVanderbiltUniversity 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.


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Interested in speaking at our next TEDxVanderbiltUniversity event? 

We look forward to hearing your “ideas worth spreading”.
If you need a sounding board to see if your ideas could be developed into a TEDxVandy talk, please reach out using the email below and we’d love to set up a Zoom chat with you.

Check out our NEW Speaker Information Guide! It will answer many of your questions about the application, audition, and development process. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Chance Ryon,, if you want to know more about this opportunity.