TEDx in the Quad Cities

TEDx in the Quad Cities is unlike any conference or networking event you’ve attended. You’ll engage with other open-minded idea-seekers in a half-day exploration of powerful ideas and unique experiences designed to inspire, inform, and challenge. This includes:

- More than a dozen talks and performances
- Exposure to disruptive ideas and and innovative speakers
- Unconventional networking with our area’s brightest leaders and innovators
- Access to activities, food, workshops, and more

Topic: Civility in an era of Incivility

October 4th, 2018
Western Illinois University
Salon events focus on discussing and addressing a specific issue facing our community. Our next TEDxSalon event will be held on October 4th, 2018. There is a limit of 50 attendees to TEDxSalon events.


  • Stephanie Villinski, Deputy Director of the Illinois Civility Commission
  • Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse
  • Matt Christiansen, Editor of the Quad City Times
  • Cody Hootman, Director of Pridefest
  • Jazmin Newton-Butt, President of LULAC
  • Jeff VenHuizen, Police Chief of the City of Rock Island


January 16th, 2019
Putnam Museum
The first annual TEDxYouth conference will be held at the Putnam Museum on January 16th, 2019. The event will feature regional high school and early college student presentations on a wide variety of topics. Open to the public.

Speakers To Be Announced.


March 27th, 2019
Figge Art Museum

All about bold ideas, our second annual TEDxDavenport conference will be held on March 27th, 2019 at the Figge Art Museum. Presenters from the region and beyond will share groundbreaking ideas and perspectives across multiple topics. Open to the public.

Speakers To Be Announced.

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