About Us

TEDxIndianapolis is a cross-pollinating conference featuring local and national speakers; passionate, unique, and captivating people with big ideas from the fields of technology, education, art & design, and more. Since the first TEDxIndianapolis event in 2012, more than 100 speakers have taken to the stage and more than 4 million people – from all seven continents! – have viewed TEDxIndianapolis talks.

TEDxIndianapolis is led by co-organizers Chris Carpenter and Neelay Bhatt and Executive Producer Rachel Zajac, with the incredible support of partners, sponsors, and volunteers, these events feature live speakers, unique performances, streaming videos and interactive activities.

TEDxIndianapolis Leadership Team

Chris Carpenter,
Beckman Coulter
Licensee / Co-organizer / Speaker Coach
Neelay Bhatt,
PROS Consulting Inc.
Curator / Co-organizer / Speaker Coach
Rachel Zajac,
State of Indiana
Executive Producer
Lindsay Labas,
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation
Communications & Marketing
Dominic Cornett,
Indy Parks & Recreation
Hospitality
Shayna Sangster,
Pacers Sports and Entertainment
VIP Reception
Brian Kemple,
Your Legacy Advisors
Partnerships / Production

TEDxIndianapolis Team Members

Brayton McClure,
PROS Consulting, INC.
Production
Carolina Moss,
Indiana Disability Rights
Communications & Marketing
DeShong Perry,
Eli Lilly
Curation
Gloria Renollet,
IUPUI
Experience & Design
Jeff Robinson,
Visit Indy
Communications & Marketing
Jordan Bolden,
Indiana BMV
Production
Jylian Riches,
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation
Communications & Marketing
Kaila Calhoun,
One America
Production
Lauren Littlefield,
Willow Marketing
Public Relations
Malika CookExperience & Design
Mike Karnuta,
Indiana Sports Corp
Partnerships
Molly Kruger,
Well Done Marketing
Experience & Design / VIP Reception
Nick Deardorf,
PROS Consulting, INC.
Hospitality
Paul Schreiber,
Young and Laramore
Technology
Rachel Randolph,
Alpine Capital Solutions
Speaker Liaison
Tan Madhavan,
Butler University
Partnerships
Tori FarrGraphic Designer
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.

About  TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California over 25 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.