At TEDxGatewayArch we believe every individual has the ability to change the world by spreading great ideas. Through recruiting local speakers from different perspectives and backgrounds, we're creating an inclusive and equitable community of thought leaders in the St. Louis community. 


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    A note from our Executive Director...

    Assistant to Executive Director - Part Time Position (~15-30 hours/month) Please send your resume to and include "Executive Assistant" in the subject line. Thank you!Accepting applications through August 2nd
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    One Idea

    “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” -Robin Williams The key to an exceptional TEDx talk is one good idea, shared well. It sounds simple but it’s not. It must be one idea; not a theme, a topic, a platitude or a general truth. It should be specific enough to sum up in one or two sentences.   Global Warming is a topic. Follow Your Passion is a platitude. Coming of Age is a theme.  The Beauty of Simplicity is a general truth. The idea you are looking for is specific!  It’s new!  It’s factual and realistic!  It should be something surprising which informs us, which makes us challenge a belief or look at an old idea in a new light. 
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  • Upcoming events

    Friday, October 27, 2017 at 06:00 PM · $25.00 USD · 376 rsvps

    Ripple Effect 2017



    TEDxGatewayArch Presents

    Ripple Effect

    It all starts with a drop.


    FRIDAY NIGHT, OCT 27, 2017

    DOORS @ 4:30PM, TALKS @ 6:00


    1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121



    A drop in the bucket, and a hurricane of change. Join us for an evening of locally sourced, free range ideas, courtesy of TEDxGatewayArch. Come engage with the minds impacting our world, and learn how your ideas might also have the capacity to change our planet.

    Save the date for the evening of Friday, October 27th, and come with an appetite for good food and inspiration.



    We believe every individual has the ability to change the world, and it can start with just one idea. Experience the Ripple Effect of local thought-leaders sharing their one great idea, the drop of water that cultivates a wave of change and transformation. TEDx events provide intentional, cross-pollinated networking opportunities that spark new perspectives and build connections – sending ripple effects of possibility throughout the St. Louis region.

    All TEDxGatewayArch speakers and entertainers bring different thought-provoking perspectives and diverse backgrounds to the conference. Each presenter has an intrinsic connection to St. Louis, helping accelerate the city as a hub of innovation & ideas. The event includes entertainment and networking opportunities, dubbed “the smartest happy hour in St. Louis”, as well as interactive exhibitors from local tech, design, and community-building organizations.

    • Tickets start at just $25 and include happy hour, snacks, and an after party.
    • VIP tickets are $125 and include seating in the first 10 rows, a swag bag, access to private event, dinner, drinks and entertainment.



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