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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 food, fantastic craft beverages, 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, live, locally-curated talks spark deep discussion and connection in a small group setting. 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.

Core Team Volunteering: We are always looking for dedicated volunteers who are passionate about bringing their strengths to TEDxMinneapolis! A few open positions are highlighted here, and if you would bring skills to the table that aren’t listed here, please apply and tell us about yourself! We have been known to create positions based on conversations with incredibly talented folks.

**Black, indigenous, and people of color are encouraged to apply**

 

Finance Director: Are you super awesome at handling money? We want to talk to you! Work with the Director to manage the budget, track invoices and request checks, enter receipts into financial management software, pay taxes, etc.

Project Manager: Work alongside the Director to schedule meetings, set up agendas and take meeting minutes, and follow up with all team members on their action items. Help us streamline the process, and hold all team members accountable. This role would be a critical partner to the Director.

Creative Lead: Direct the creative vision for individual events and oversee the TEDxMinneapolis brand, alongside a creative agency partner. (Note: we are also currently looking for a new creative agency partner, so a new Creative Lead would ideally be able to help secure this partnership). Creative oversees theme selection and related brand development, all asset development and design, and the website. Should be fluent/versed in graphic design, photography, videography, and event design and direction.

Attendee Experience Innovation Curator: Find incredible ideas, technologies, and innovations in the state of Minnesota! At each event, we bring in innovators to showcase their ideas and work in the space attendees explore during happy hour and dinner. Have ideas for who/what ideas we should showcase and would you love to talk to folks doing amazing things? Apply for this role!

Registration Coordinator: Manage ticketing, special access codes for presale, partners and speakers, attendee badge support, registration day-of. We are currently working on automating our ticketing system – this role would work closely with Operations to streamline this process.

Note: we are an all-volunteer team and it may take a few weeks to get back to you. Feel free to email us at relations@tedxminneapolis.com if you applied more than a month ago and haven’t heard back to check the status of your application.

Core Team

The TEDxMinneapolis program is organized by an incredible core team of volunteers, including a few select team members highlighted here. If you would like to get involved, please fill out this form.

Dustin Huibregtse

Founder, Outgoing Director

@DustinRH
By Day: Deloitte Consulting – Technology

Ariane Laxo

Incoming Director

@ArianeLaxo
By Day: HGA

Megan Mrozek

Lead - Curation

@Megan_Mrozek
By Day: American Red Cross

Cassie Utt

Lead - Production

@cassandra_utt
By Day: Monicat Data, Eaton

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