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TEDxRochester 2018 Speaker Applications Open

    ROCHESTER, NY— TEDxRochester will be holding its annual event at the Rochester Museum & Science Center on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9am to 5pm. This day-long conference will feature live talks, performances by regional artists, and hands-on demonstrations by some of the city’s most innovative people and cultural institutions.

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to participate in the idea-sharing experience. Like TED, the mission is to share Ideas Worth Spreading, but in a way that shows the world, and more importantly, Rochesterians themselves, the vast potential and brilliance that exists in this dynamic, evolving city.

    “We are now actively seeking nominations for speakers and performers with novel ideas and creative takes on our 2018 theme, ‘SPACE,’” says TEDxRochester licensee and organizer Suzanne Piotrowski, “If you have a novel idea bubbling up in you, or know someone else who does, let us know!”

    Speaker/performer nominations for TEDxRochester 2018 are open until December 1, 2017 at

    For more information, contact: Suzanne Piotrowski, TEDxRochester, 585.613.6015 or

    About TEDxRochester: TED was first held in Monterey, California in 1984, and is now an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. In recent years, TED has expanded to include an international conference, TEDGlobal; media initiatives, including TED Talks and; and the TEDPrize. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created TEDx, which is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TEDx events bring together thinkers, innovators and artists in one assembly, with the intention of promoting “Ideas Worth Spreading.” TEDxRochester is a small team of enthusiastic people who are dedicated to bringing the magic of TED to downtown Rochester who has a proud history of being one of the inaugural TEDx events in the country. Embracing the TED mission of “Ideas Worth Spreading” and dedicated to highlighting the brilliance, passion and possibility that is Rochester. The TED Organization provides a license to us with general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are completely self-organized and community-funded. More information can be found at

    Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester’s past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.