About TEDxIndianapolis

TEDxIndianapolis celebrates extraordinary people generating Big Ideas. Organized by Jim Walker and Chris Carpenter with the incredible support of partners, sponsors, and volunteers, this event knows how to draw a crowd and provide memorable, mind-expanding experiences.

The very first TEDxIndianapolis, held in 2012 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, had more than 500 attendees and delved into the idea of DESIGN LEARNING (photos here/videos here). 2013’s MIX IT UP drew more than 1,200 people to the Hilbert Circle Theatre (check out the event wrap-up), and Get Outside IN at Hilbert Circle Theatre, brought over 1,000 people together. Our venue shifted to the University of Indianapolis in 2015 and our theme was Keep It Simple.

TEDxIndianapolis Leadership Team

  • Jim Walker, Big Car Collaborative, Speaker Curation / Partnerships
  • Chris Carpenter, Beckman Coulter, Speaker Curation / Production
  • Neelay Bhatt, PROS Consulting – Speaker Coaching / Marketing
  • Diana Mutz, Big Car Collaborative – Sponsors

More Events

Between the main TEDxIndianapolis events, a series of smaller gatherings are held around the city in order to continue the discussion and nurture the community formed during previous TEDxIndianapolis events. To stay in-the-know, sign up for the mailing list below.

More About TEDx

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. These events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.