Tickets on Sale August 22

Set your calendar alerts! TEDxCharleston: Shake It Up! tickets go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 22. Last year, tickets sold out in a record four hours. We recommend planning ahead now so that you do not miss your opportunity to buy tickets to this year's event, happening Oct. 18 at the Charleston Music Hall. Sign up for our email alerts to get notified.

Introducing Marcus Amaker, 2017 Emcee

We are thrilled to announce Marcus Amaker is TEDxCharleston's Shake It Up! emcee! Marcus performed on the 2016 TEDxCharleston stage with Quentin Baxter, and we are delighted to have him return this year to lead our audience and host the day's incredible lineup of ideas. As Charleston's first appointed Poet Laureate, his poetry is the epitome of the "shake it up" theme and has been featured on PBS Newshour, A&E, the Huffington Post, and in several journals and poetry collections. Watch his TEDxCharleston video.

What is TEDx?

TED created the TEDx program in the spirit of ideas worth spreading. TEDx is a far-reaching program of local, self-organized events happening on a global scale. These events bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxCharleston, where x = independently organized TED event. At our event, TEDTalks video and live speakers 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.

Learn more about the TEDx program!

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

We are pleased to offer need-based scholarships to attend TEDxCharleston. If you or someone you know would like to be considered, please fill out our application by Sept. 1, 2017. 

Share your TIPPING POINT story for the chance to WIN

Did you turn inspiration into action after TEDxCharleston 2016? Share your TIPPING POINT story for the chance to WIN two tickets to TEDxCharleston's 10/18/17 event, SHAKE IT UP!


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