About TEDxBoston

Hello Boston!

Who is TEDxBoston? We are a team of volunteers in Boston who are catalyzing innovation by sharing ideas worth spreading with citizens around the world. We celebrate the region’s ingenuity across many disciplines.

We livestream the talks and performances on our website during the event, to let everyone experience TEDxBoston. Our videos have been viewed more than 16-million times worldwide, and thousands have attended TEDxBoston events since we started in 2009.

For inspiration, we take our cue from the founding families who centuries ago were the original entrepreneurs of democracy — people who rallied around radical ideas and set in motion unlimited possibilities for a brighter future. They launched a revolution that changed the course of human history in extraordinary ways.

The speakers at TEDxBoston have that same pioneering spirit. They are forward thinkers and accomplished doers who have a unique point of view. They show us how they leverage technological advancements to improve lives, and enlighten us with a deeper understanding of how people think and feel.

We seek out luminaries who are driven to make the world a better place, and are devoted to implementing their game-changing ideas at scale.

For you, the audience, let’s just say that we are in awe of the talent, the energy, and the accomplishments of everyone who participates before, during, and after our events. It’s been our privilege to inspire and get to know you.

Thanks for joining us,
The TEDxBoston Team

TEDxBoston 2016 Team

Program Directors


TEDxBoston Grand Opening Videos

Revolutionary Ideas Start Here, 2009
produced by: Danielle D. Duplin and Laura Kochansky
edited by: Michael Weil, Fidelity Images

Revolutionary Dreams, 2010

A Visual Poem to Boston, 2011
produced by: Danielle D. Duplin, Jimmy Guterman, Matt Saiia
photos by: Peter Vanderwarker
performed by: Jason Fisher, Jesse Irons, Jae Cosmos Lee, Michael Unterman; A Quartet from A Far Cry

Tshotsholoza, 2012
produced by: Jimmy Guterman and Danielle D. Duplin
The Boston Children’s Chorus sings “Tshotsholoza” and “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around” — freedom songs from South Africa and the U.S. Civil Rights movement

International Funk: Debo Band at TEDxBoston, 2013
produced by: Jimmy Guterman
Ethiopian-American saxophonist and musicologist Danny Mekonnen is the founder and director of Debo Band, a collective of musicians who compose and work to reinvent the popular music of Ethiopia.

Social change through music | Boston Children’s Chorus Opening at TEDxBoston, 2014
produced by: Jimmy Guterman and Danielle D. Duplin
Boston area children use the power of singing and their love of music to rise above social differences in a celebration of shared humanity.