TEDxMileHigh accelerates innovation and social impact through the power of big ideas, transformative live events, and empowered digital communities.
TEDxMileHigh is a nonprofit serving Colorado since 2010. TEDxMileHigh is made possible by the work and effort of the broader community: inspiring attendees, the efforts of thousands of hours from a large, committed team, deep involvement from partners and sponsors, and a wealth of brilliant innovators in Colorado who donate their time, energy, and talents to contribute to "Ideas Worth Spreading."
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.
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.
Attending TEDxMileHigh is always one of the highlights of my year. TEDxMileHigh makes me proud to be a Denverite - to know such brilliant and inspiring people are literally changing the world from our city. It lights a fire in me to be a part of something bigger. - McKenna Scroggs, TEDxMileHigh event attendee
I feel new creative energy and excitement for weeks after I attend TEDxMileHigh. When I first attended, I honestly didn't go with super high expectations but was totally blown away. Now, I don't miss an event. It expands how I view my life, gives me tons of new ideas, and gives me a ton of creative energy. - Shawn Reagan, TEDxMileHigh event attendee
"The Denver Foundation partners with TEDxMileHigh because they provide a creative link to new ideas and big thinkers, while also connecting the Foundation to their dynamic, community involved audience. They constantly strive to expand their reach and to trace the impact of the ideas shared on the stages at their events."
REBECCA ARNO, Founding Denver Foundation Liaison
"My experience working with TEDxMileHigh was an absolute thrill. As an exhibitor, having the opportunity to give my work to the community was everything. The layout from beginning to end was seamless and the team was absolutely amazing! I felt that my exhibit was valued, and being able to connect with other exhibitors in the space was important! Would totally do it all over again."
- Tonoa Manual, Second Impressions Youth Garden
"Exhibiting at TEDxMileHigh in 2019 was an incredible experience. Being able to contribute to the energy and creativity of such a well-executed event was such a privilege and being able to exhibit to some many thoughtful and adventurous people gave my business a huge boost...I can't wait for the next TEDx event!"
- Kayla Ferguson, The Same Plate
"energilab was honored and blessed with the opportunity to participate as a TEDxMileHigh exhibitor at the Bellco Theatre event in November of 2019. The event participants were so fun to interact with and they were profoundly engaged in the energy learning activities that we offered… Engaged in a way where numerous enlightening conversations lead to ideas on how to evolve my company…and beyond. A great group of open minded, forward thinking, optimistic folks at the TEDx events! I look forward to the next event!"
- Joeseph Callahan, energilab
"Serving on the TEDxMileHigh boards is so much fun for me for two primary reasons: 1) I get to work with people in our community and provide them the TEDx platform so that they can share with and teach others, and 2) I get to collaborate alongside the inspiring TEDxMH team to make our events more engaging for our awesome community of attendees! I love feeling like I have a way to contribute to the TED mission by more than just day-of event volunteering. " - Sophia Menick, TEDxMileHigh Board Member