Join the TEDxMiddlebury Board!

TEDxMiddlebury is entirely student-run. The board is in charge of organising the annual TEDxMiddlebury conference- from picking the theme, choosing and contacting speakers to organising venue and tech logistics! We particularly encourage first years to apply. If you are at all interested, give it a shot even if you feel you have no experience at all!

If you have any questions at all, shoot us an email at

apply @ go/tedxapply

The application closes on Oct 20.


TEDxMiddlebury 2016: Playing the Game
This year’s TEDxMiddlebury Student Speaker Competition will be held on Wednesday, October 5th, from 8-9:30 in Crossroads Cafe. Have an idea you’re passionate about? Sign up to participate at go/speak2016. All are invited to come watch and support your friends and classmates.

The theme for this year’s TEDxMiddlebury conference is “Playing the Game”. We all play “the game” in one way or another, and we want to highlight the ways in which each of us learns to navigate the games, and by extension, the systems that surround us. This event is about questioning the different strategies we might use and our varying definitions of what success can be. It is about the personas we take on to “win” different rounds, about being honest in the face of expectations, and about deciding whether or not to play by the rules. It is about experiencing moments of defeat and deciding to keep playing, and knowing when and why we quit.


What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMiddlebury, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxMiddlebury event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. For more information, click here

Like us on facebook: TEDxMiddlebury

Follow us on twitter: @TEDxMiddlebury

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.