We love Minneapolis.

TEDxMinneapolis is devoted to telling the grand Minneapolis story via the TEDx “Ideas Worth Spreading” platform. We host an event or two a year, and pull together all local yet global ideators, delicious local grub, fantastic craft and mini-still beverage, and impactful collaborators. All of these elements come together for a truly immersive, engaging, inspiring, and entertaining event. Join us.

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 TEDxMinneapolis, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxMinneapolis 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.

Join Us! Volunteering & Core Team Opportunities

Event Day Volunteering: We may have a few opportunities for great volunteers to join us for the event, including load-in and load-out. This is a great opportunity to see the behind the scenes action and get to know the core team. If interested, please submit this form. Note: as a volunteer, you will receive a ticket that includes food/beverage but will not include a seat in the theater. Volunteers are “unseated” tickets and may not be able to watch the live talks. Submission of interest is not a guarantee you will secure a volunteer spot – if you want to make sure you can attend, we encourage you to buy a ticket!

Core Team Volunteering: We are currently taking a look at our long-term needs internally and will be updating our open positions soon. Stay tuned!

Advisory Circle

TEDxMinneapolis engages in an advisory circle on a routine basis to assist us with understanding the story of Minneapolis, engage in resources and networks, and assist us in becoming experts in our city’s narrative.

Laura Zabel – Executive Director | Springboard for the Arts

Ryan Kroening – Owner | Events by Lady K

Women’s Event Advisory:

Joy McBrien – Owner | Fair Anita

Melissa Kjolsing – Director | Minnesota Cup

Pamela York – Founder | Atasi Ventures, Director 

Core Team

The TEDxMinneapolis program is organized by an incredible core team of volunteers. If you would like to get involved, please fill out this form.

Dustin Huibregtse


By Day: Deloitte Consulting – Technology

Kam Kubesh

Lead - Partnerships

By Day: HjS Architects

Ariane Laxo

Lead - Attendee Experience

By Day: HGA

Megan Mrozek

Lead - Curation

By Day: American Red Cross

Justin Sims

Lead - Creative

By Day: JZS Design

Sammie Holden

Lead - Community Engagement

By Day: Fast Horse

Cassie Utt

Lead - Production

By Day: Monicat Data, Eaton

Amanda Carlson

Associate Curator

By Day: Venture Bank

Jasmine Russell

Associate Curator

By Day: Monicat Data

Max Robinson

Innovation Lab Curator

By Day: Optum

Alice Schwantes

Volunteer Experience Coordinator

By Day: doTERRA International

Hannah Novillo Erickson

Attendee Experience

By Day: Hennepin Theater Trust

Karl Knudsen

Attendee Experience

By Day: Target

Keith Mensah

Speaker Experience Coordinator

By Day: St. Paul Port Authority

Erin Rahman

Registration Coordinator

Shelby Schroeder

Food & Beverage Coordinator

Mary Kennedy

Interior Design & Furniture

By Day: HGA

Phillip Uttech

Lighting Design

Kayla Molkenthin

Lighting Design

By Day: HGA

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