TEDxYoungstown

What if Your Idea Inspired a City?

In the spirit of Ideas Worth Spreading, TEDxYoungstown (x = independently organized TED event) is a self-organized program that brings people together to share a TED-like experience. Fascinating live (local and international) speakers will combine with TEDTalk videos to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

We are so excited to bring TEDx back to Youngstown in 2018! Our goal is to build a movement to amplify ideas that foster hope, spark positivity and create forward momentum for the Mahoning Valley. TEDxYoungstown brings to light local and international ideas … ideas which inspire audience members to try out bold concepts within our community, to enact positive change and ultimately to transform the world!

Hello Yo!

We are a team of excited volunteers in the Mahoning Valley who are bringing Ideas Worth Spreading to life in 2018 (and beyond). We honor and celebrate our region’s rich, diverse ingenuity across many disciplines. At our TEDx events, we plan to shine a light on forward-thinkers; game-changing concepts; artists and creatives who can show us news ways of being in the world. We are seeking out local luminaries as well as ingenious internationals to help shatter the glass ceiling of our minds. It is our hope that you will be awestruck with the talent, energy and accomplishments of those who participate in our events. It is our privilege to get to know and inspire you. Thank you for being a part of our TEDx community!

Thanks for joining us!
The TEDxYoungstown Team

TEDxYoungstown – Josh Allan Dykstra

Josh Allan Dykstra will be speaking at TEDxYoungstown this September at DeYor Performing Arts Center to share advice and ideas to the audience in hopes to start a work revolution. The South Dakota native’s first career was as a musician, during which he worked many other jobs. Some of the...

TEDxYoungstown – Jaietta Jackson

Jaietta Jackson will be speaking at TEDxYoungstown on Sept. 22 at DeYor Performing Arts Center to show the audience how they can capture their family history and maintain those memories forever. Jackson is a communications expert and teacher at Youngstown State University. Her passions include acting, dancing and interacting with...

TEDxYoungstown – Eric Thompson

As an entrepreneur, magician and stand-up comedian, Eric Thompson brings a wide and interesting perspective to TEDxYoungstown on Sept. 22. Being included in the group is "humbling," because it's one of the best TEDx lineups Thompson has seen in a while, he said. "This group is great. They're powerful and...

TEDxYoungstown – Eric Hodgdon

TEDxYoungstown – Eric Hodgdon

Eric Hodgdon will be speaking at TEDxYoungstown on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Deyor Performing Arts Center to share his story about losing his daughter, Zoi, to suicide and how he was able to move past survival mode. In the midst of a custody battle, Hodgdon’s fifteen-year-old daughter, Zoi, took...

TEDxYoungstown – Catherine Bosley

Catherine Bosley will be speaking at TEDxYoungstown on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the DeYor Performing Arts Center to share her personal experience about the dangers of the digital age and to enlighten the audience on ways in which to survive and prevent cyber humiliation. Bosley, a journalist, and resident of...

TEDxYoungstown – Jim Donovan

Jim Donovan will be speaking at TEDxYoungstown this coming September at DeYor Performing Arts Center to share his creative insights on the power of music in relation to health and wellness. From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Donovan said he began this journey at the mere age of 12 when he naturally used...

Game Changers Welcome at TEDxYoungstown

Game Changers Welcome at TEDxYoungstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – What if? What if your idea sparks a movement that changes our region? That’s the question to be answered Sept. 22 at TEDxYoungstown. TEDxYoungstown is the local live event governed by the TED organization. What is TED? TED started in 1984 as a conference designed to bring together like-minded people from Technology, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – What if? What if your idea sparks a movement that changes our region? That’s the question to be answered Sept. 22 at TEDxYoungstown. TEDxYoungstown is the local live event governed by the TED organization. What is TED? TED started in 1984 as a conference designed to bring...