About Us


Our next TEDxMtHood, event planning is underway! On November, 2, 2019, attendees will participate in an event dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” Our all-volunteer planning team meets regularly to plan the event from scratch each year and we would like to say thank you to the entire community who makes this event possible.

For our first event in 2011, we hosted 450 attendees and we have now grown to host 800 attendees at our sell-out annual event. We offer both general admission tickets as well as discounted tickets to students and community members from the education, arts, and nonprofit sectors. We look forward to spending the day with you engaging with ideas worth spreading on the theme of Iris.


We’re a cooperative team of volunteers who want to take part in something much, much bigger than ourselves. To be a planning team member means you have a voice in TEDxMtHood. It means that a suggestion you make might just become an integral part of the event. It means stretching yourself beyond what you thought you could do (Manage a stage? Write for a blog? Become on-stage host? Prep speakers? Shoot video?), and doing so successfully because you have everyone’s support. It’s exciting, fun, sometimes silly, and incredibly rewarding. Want to join us in creating a memorable and meaningful event? Drop us a line on the contact page and we'll be in touch.

Event Planning Team

Tina Hart
Lead Organizer/Curator

Michelle Jones
Founded a 2 Year College at the Heart of a Movement to Change Higher Education

Chris Woods

David Van Veen

Dianne Foster
Brand Strategist. Artist. Animal Lover.

Jessica Black

Jon Bearclaw Hart

Katarina Krouse

Natasha Strength

Rochelle Dobson
Marketer, Manager and Spreader of Kindness. Passionate About Empowering Others.

Sigfried Seeliger

Ted Moeller

ABOUT TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)


TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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