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TEDxHoustonChange just happened!

TEDxChange 2013 is a TEDx event co-organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED. Convened by Melinda French Gates and hosted by Chris Anderson, TEDxChange will focus on issues surrounding global health and development. TEDxChange type events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDxChange, and also feature local speakers. Our event is called TEDxHoustonChange, and is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe on April 3rd that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDxChange 2013.

Thanks so much to everyone who joined us, the international TEDxChange community for the shared experience, and to the speakers both in Seattle and at our event for bringing their local voices to the conversation. Special mention also to the Bauer College of Business at UH for hosting, and to our friends at Whole Foods for providing the tasty snacks and drinks!


We cannot believe that all those months of preparation have finally culminated. A sincere heart felt thank you to all of our presenters, sponsors, contributors, and community members. Thank you for making out third year curating TEDxHouston the most amazing one yet. Let's continue to inspire each other in the coming months, let's keep these ideas resonating, to help them make a big impact in our lives.

Love you all! - Javier, Grace, Tim, and Kara

RESONATE in 2012 - November 3rd

TEDxHouston 2012 is SOLD OUT but don't despair! TEDxHouston will be streamed right here on the website AND we will have free viewing parties at participating venues in Houston hosted by independent organizations and TED fans alike.

TEDxHouston Agenda / Schedule Are you attending TEDxHouston or watching the simulcast this year? Stay tuned for the day's agenda which will be posted here online for everyone to follow along. Full Agenda »

This year, we're excited to announce several new surprises. A new time of year, a new location, and new ideas to resonate with the world. We'll explore the relationships between simplicity and complexity; we'll search within and imagine without; and we'll once again examine the full spectrum of diverse voices that resonate around us. Why RESONATE?

Resonance, at its fullest, can dramatically change reality. Fine glass sings at its resonant frequency and if the oscillations breach a threshold, resonance will shatter the vessel. This interplay between what makes us resonate and how we react, is a fascinating metaphor for the exchange of ideas especially in the multi cultural, diverse and exciting environment of our community – with so many different voices, all resonating through their cultural frequencies.

The dichotomies we will be exploring are a crucial part of the language of resonance. Every wave has two peaks which simultaneously oppose and define each other. The dynamic relationship between those two extremes and their merger and compromise, leads to movement, progress and change. The creative friction between opposites, even when they seem mutually exclusive, creates the energy required to move the system forward.

East and West, Foreground and Background, Complexity and Simplicity, Inward and Outward. All of these dualities are the essence of one underlying mechanism. This year, we have summed it up in the metaphor of Resonance.

Please help us determine how we can each contribute to the beautiful melody of our city. How can we resonate within ourselves, so that what we share resonates within others, and as one voice? Once again this year, our community will move forward towards progress and positive change. Will you join us?

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TEDxHouston aims to:

  • Educate and Inspire.
  • Bring together innovators, doers, and explorers.
  • Encourage the responsible use of resources and talents.
  • Foster an environment of sharing and embracing passions.