What is TEDxAtlanta?

An annual independently organized conference operating under license from TED. In 2018, TEDxPeachtree and TEDxAtlanta merged to become the new TEDxAtlanta. Both were founded in 2009 and are among the first TEDx groups to host a TEDx event that year.

The new TEDxAtlanta’s 2019 conference will be held on March 15, 2019 at the Rialto Center for the Arts.

Who is behind TEDxAtlanta?


TEDxAtlanta is a Georgia non-profit that is organized by an all-volunteer team.

How can I volunteer?

Volunteers are the backbone of any community based event. Volunteers tend to be people who are as passionate as we are about ideas worth spreading. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help bring TEDxAtlanta to life. If you’re interested in helping out, we’d love to hear from you.

How are speakers selected for the conference?


When are speakers selected for the upcoming year?


How much are tickets?


How is money raised from ticket sales and sponsorships used?



What is the dress code?


Can I re-edit and/or remix TEDxAtlanta Talks?


 How do I request an interview with TEDxAtlanta team member or speaker?


Are media passes offered?


Are tickets reserved seating or general admission?


The annual conference is held in the March/April timeframe and the conference theme is announced 5 months prior to the conference. We curate ideas all through the year. The speaker line-up is curated by a team. Only submissions that are shortlisted will be contacted. Submission details.


Due to the high volume of submissions, only those who are shortlisted will be contacted. Shortlisted speakers are contacted 5 months prior to the annual TEDxAtlanta Mainstage event that takes place in the March/April timeframe.

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Funds raised are used to pay for the cost to produce the annual flagship conference and other events throughout the year. TEDxAtlanta is an all-volunteer group. No one is paid.

TEDxAtlanta is one of more than 2,900 TEDx groups across the globe. The conference is an immersive one-day experience comprised of the official spoken program and extended networking breaks in between speaker sessions. Attendees are encouraged to converse with conference speakers during breaks, get to know new people and explore new ideas and perspectives throughout the day.

Finally, in the spirit of TED, talks are non-commercial and non-partisan in nature. Attendees are expected to stay the entire duration of the conference.

Wear clothes, but rock whatever feels right. Business casual, jeans and a t, or ball gown. All great options! Attendees of the creative persuasion are encouraged to dress to express.

No. Our Creative Commons license clearly states that “derivative works” of any kind (edits, cuts, re-mixes, mashups, etc.) are not allowed without explicit permission from TEDxAtlanta and the speaker.



Contact hello [at] tedxatlanta,com and be sure to indicate deadline, name of outlet and general context for the interview.


We give priority to proposals from journalists who:

  • Work for media outlets capable of reaching large or influential audiences

  • Have a track record of insightful coverage in areas related to TEDx events or TED

  • Have a specific commission for coverage of the conference (not just of specific speakers or attendees)

Some things to note:

  • The license granted by TED does not allow cameras inside the auditoriun, We are happy to evaluate all requests for conference footage

  • We do not admit outside photographers without prior permission

  • We are unable to consider press passes for freelancers without an assignment letter from the outlet for which you wish to report

Journalists are welcome to join us personally as attendees. For media passes, please feel free to contact us at hello [at] tedxatlanta.com

Tickets are general admission for conference attendees. You can purchase tickets separately as they do not reserve a specific seat. We recommend arriving when the doors open or soon after to give you and your party enough time before the event starts to find seats together.