Call for organizers

TED has granted a license for a TEDxKalamazoo talk in 2018, and we couldn’t be happier.

We look forward to bringing you some of the best presenters and topics that the Kalamazoo area has to offer.

But we can’t do this alone. Want to help?

TEDxKalamazoo is tentatively slated for the evening of Thursday, September 13, 2018, at the Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre (formerly Epic Theatre) in downtown Kalamazoo. The theme of the evening will be The Old Made New and will be limited to 100 attendees as per the TEDx guidelines.

We will be looking for several key roles including the following:

Event Manager: The Event Manager will focus on the experience of the speakers and the guests at the event. Will oversee catering, coordinate with the venue, follow-up “thank you’s” for speakers and volunteers, strive for great experience for guests and speakers at the event.

Production Manager: This individual will oversee staging, video, post production, video distribution, manage any speaker media (Powerpoint slides, videos, graphics, etc.) live streaming, and other technical aspects of the event including the presentation of at least two TED Talk videos to be played at the event.

Project Manager: an experienced individual in project management to keep core team on track to meet key requirements and deadlines. Experience with large events would be helpful.

Speaker Manager: TEDx centers around the presentations of speakers with ideas worth sharing. The Speaker Manager will select volunteers to work with the actual speakers in regards to presentation design, rehearsals, coaching, and final presentation.

Sponsorship Manager: Identify community partners to help sponsor the event while adhering to TEDx’s guidelines.

Ticketing and Registration Manager: Handle ticketing and registration, invitation list, attendee applications, attendee selections, name badges, and other duties relating to guests. We will be setting aside a certain amount of tickets to be made available to community members that may not otherwise be able to afford a TEDx event.


Drop us a line via the Contact page and let us know how you’d like to help. Be sure to include the position you are applying for.

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