About

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized 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 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

Our Team

Gretchen Duhaime

Gretchen Duhaime

Licensee and Organizer

Gretchen Duhaime is a multipassionate entrepreneur who helps women negotiate their top salary. Gretchen lives in Belchertown with her husband and two children (but you can find her in Easthampton nearly every day).

Anita Eliason

Anita Eliason

Curator

Anita has a passion for helping businesses launch and grow. Her unique perspective brings part coaching, part business skills and unlimited enthusiasm for people’s success and new ideas.

Lisa Ducharme

Lisa Ducharme

Executive Producer

Susan Allen

Susan Allen

Sponsorships Manager

Susan provides retirement plans to protect and grow her client’s future. My focus is to grow your retirement assets, protect your hard earned money from market losses, and provide you with an income you cannot outlive.

Deb Sorcinelli

Deb Sorcinelli

Event Experience Manager

Sandra Costello

Sandra Costello

Event Experience Manager

Jennifer Roberge

Jennifer Roberge

Speaker Liaison