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In a world often weighed down by serious challenges, this year’s TEDx event, “Levity,” invites you to delve into the transformative power of playfulness, sound, and lightheartedness. Our speakers will guide us on a journey of discovery, shedding light on how levity can uplift, inspire, and bring unexpected delight. From astrophysics to the contagious power of laughter, this event will illuminate the science of joy, the pursuit of the unknown, and the art of finding lightness even in the darkest of moments. Join us for an extraordinary exploration of human resilience and creativity as we celebrate the brighter side of life.

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Insightful Acceleration

Tickets to our July 24th event at Wrigley Field are now available.

TEDxWrigleyville 2023 will explore innovative solutions to complex modern problems, and help us all to think critically about the trends, technologies, and social movements that are shaping our future. As we have entered a state of perpetual global crisis – driven by geopolitical conflict, inflation, rapid advancement of technology, climate change, and social division – we must think creatively and root our decision-making in intentionality about the future we are collectively building. The pace of change and complexity of modern problems demand increased intentionality around solutions that move us in the right direction. In this series, we will pause to ask not just “what comes next?” but also “what do we hope comes next, and what creative solutions will help to move us in that direction?” Featuring top thought leaders and experts in the field, this event will offer invaluable insights around our most pressing global challenges.

TEDxWrigleyville in Partnership with TED Democracy Present “Uplifting Discourse”

Through this unique partnership, TEDxWrigleyville’s 2024 program aims to lighten the burden of democracy during these challenging times. By promoting unity and understanding, we can work together to generate and share ideas that have the power to change the world.

Our program will:

  • Foster open dialogue,
  • Reduce polarization,
  • Promote accessible engagement,
  • Encourage accountability,
  • Build resilience,
  • Enhance public communication, and
  • Encourage creativity and innovation.

Join us for this incredible and rare opportunity to elevate our community through TED and TEDx talks, activations, and musical performances.
Submission Deadline: July 30, 11:59am
Film Screening: August 30, 4:30-7pm / Gallagher Way, Chicago, IL

About TEDxWrigleyville

Since the launch of our first event in 2019, we have produced approximately 60 TEDx talks, most of which are posted on, and some of which were rebranded as TED Global Talks. These talks have been shared millions of times on, the TEDx YouTube channels, and the TED Daily Podcast platforms. During this time, our team of curators and volunteers also produced dozens of activations (including multiple art installations) and performances (including two internationally launched music videos (featuring world-famous performers such as Yo-Yo Ma alongside original compositions by innovative new musicians).

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