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TEDxSeattle is our region’s premier TED-style event, and one of the first TEDx events in the world. Every November, 2,800 thought-leaders, business owners, professionals, and students participate in our annual flagship event along with thousands more via simulcast.

Interested in becoming a partner? We have a wide variety of partnership opportunities available ranging from small, in-kind sponsorships to large, cash sponsorships. If you’d like to learn more about the value we were able to deliver to our partners in 2019 and what’s in store for 2020, take a look at our 2019 Partnership Recap Deck and reach out to our Partnerships Team to discuss opportunities at

Want to get a feel for our events? Check out the TEDxSeattle 2019 Event Highlight Reel and the TEDxSeattleWomen 2019 Highlight Reel.

Then learn more from TED on what it means to be a TEDx partner.

Interested in partnering? You can reach us at


Another way to partner with TEDxSeattle is to host an adventure. You can learn more here! You can also reach us at


We have a number of volunteer opportunities available throughout the year. The time commitment required to volunteer varies widely. We have 3 primary types of volunteer positions.

Day-of-Event Volunteers – This is a single, full-day commitment for one of our events (TEDxSeattle, TEDxSeattleWomen, or TEDxYouth@Seattle). Recruiting for these roles generally open in the Summer months.

Core Team Volunteers – Our Core Team works tirelessly around the year to plan our events. These roles are a multi-year commitment and generally require 10+ hours per week to fulfill.

Extended Core Team Volunteers – Each Core Team leader will generally have a team of Extended Core Team volunteers. As an example, our Marketing team will have Head of Marketing, which is a Core Team role, and about 5-10 Extended Core Team members to help with various aspects of marketing, such as copywriting, web design, social, etc. Extended Core Team roles are usually a year-round commitment and require about 5-10 hours per week.

If you are interested in volunteering, check out our available volunteer opportunities and we’ll try to match you to the right role!


Interested in speaking at our event? To learn more about what we consider in a speaker, watch Chris Anderson, the curator of TED (aka “the head of TED”) on TED’s secret to great public speaking. Information on how to apply as a speaker for this year’s November event can be found on our Speaker Submission page.