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

Join us this year on Saturday, Nov. 17 at McCaw Hall.

As a TEDxSeattle partner, you’ll share in our mission to spread ideas that change the world, while you amplify your brand with exposure to our vibrant community of influential thinkers and doers.

Experience our 2017 event vibe with our teen-produced sizzle reel.

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

The power of TEDxSeattle Partnerships is one of our “ideas worth spreading.” What’s yours? If you have an idea or a brand you want to spread, let’s connect and explore a partnership together.

Write us at to get a digital brochure of Partner opportunities, as well as our investment tiers.


Another way to partner with TEDxSeattle is to host an Adventure.


2017 TEDxSeattle volunteers gathered on the grand stairway in McCaw Hall TEDxSeattle is a volunteer-run organization that taps into skills and experience from a variety of industries and backgrounds. A few of us work year-round to organize speakers and volunteers, whereas others come in just a few days before and help push this extraordinary event into reality. Below are some details on our volunteer types.

Pre-Event Volunteers
We need more help as we get closer to our day-long event on November 17 at McCaw Hall. We’re sorting out our needs for the next event and will be posting applications for pre-event volunteers soon.

Day-of Event Volunteers
They start their day at 6am and work until the last red X is taken to storage. Consider applying to be a day-of event volunteer.

Core Team Volunteers
These volunteers pledge a considerable amount of time and energy to keep TEDxSeattle running year-round. We are evaluating needs for individuals with specific skill sets for 2018 and post volunteer job descriptions as needed.

If any of the above  sound good to you, Check out our available volunteer opportunities and we’ll try to match you to the right role.


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, themed Tall Order, can be found on our Speaker Submission page.