Connect Fort Wayne

Join us for our 4th annual event: October 25th, 2014

Connecting ideas and leaders from our community and beyond.

Watch last year’s event

What is TEDxFortWayne?

An inspirational platform for connecting the great ideas and people of our community.

Our goal is to bring you the best our community has to offer, while injecting outside perspectives and encouraging you to make Fort Wayne better.

“Above all, try something!” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

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 TEDxFortWayne, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxFortWayne event, TEDTalks 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.

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.


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What Others Have Said

I wanted to say how much I enjoyed being at the TEDx event this past Saturday. Thanks for inviting me to speak – and for giving me the opportunity to attend and listen. I wish I could have stayed the entire day, but want you to know that the program was one of the best, most energizing 4+ hours I have spent in a long time! I’ve told several people since Saturday, including the Mayor, that they need to attend next year.

Mark D. Becker, Deputy Mayor
City of Fort Wayne

TEDxFortWayne was able to evoke emotion, develop inspiration, and challenge action to the level that I thought was only possible from TED Talks online.


These ideas are localized - I felt connected.


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