Invented Here

 Turtle Creek rises in north Dallas and winds its way through the posh communities of Highland Park and University Park until it flows into the Trinity River at the foot of the city's emerging communities to the south.

Considered "the most notable waterway in Dallas," Turtle Creek has witnessed the city's history from its farming and ranching roots to its current status as the city with the largest number of corporate headquarters in the country.

Fed by numerous fresh springs, Turtle Creek has never run dry. It is this quiet, consistent strength that has fed the core of what Dallas is, and all it will be. This is where optimism meets opportunity.

TEDxTurtleCreekWomen reflects this same strength with fresh ideas that never run dry. We look to draw our speakers, attendees and staff from all of the diverse communities that make up the areas of Dallas touched by Turtle Creek.

As a new TEDx licensee, we are limited by the number of tickets we can offer to our inaugural, live event on Dec. 6, 2013. Attendees will be treated to a variety of speakers addressing our national TEDWomen theme: "Invented Here." Sign up HERE to be on our emailing list for ticket sales updates.

We are not limited by the ideas our speakers will offer. If you are unable to attend the live event, we are happy to work with you to hold your own "watch parties" throughout the city.

We invite you to be a part of our community today by connecting with us on Twitter and Facebook, where you’ll find an active, engaged and interesting community that truly values “Ideas worth spreading.” See you there!

In following the TEDWomen theme of Invented Here, TEDxTurtleCreekWomen is working hard to make this event memorable! Please check back with us regularly to see our progress.


In San Francisco for the first time, TEDWomen 2013 will channel the bootstrap spirit of Silicon Valley to celebrate invention in all its forms.
Not just technology and things, but also solutions to poverty; approaches to peacemaking; expressions of art, and, at times, our own lives. More than 150 TEDx events around the world will take part, sharing the livestream and presenting local speakers around the theme "Invented Here."
The result: A truly global conversation -- from San Francisco to São Paulo to Seoul -- celebrating inventors and designers; thinkers and makers; local problem-solvers and global leaders.
TEDWomen 2013: Invented Here. Be there.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx[name], where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDx[name] event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.
At a TED conference, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide into more than 90 languages. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.
The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.
The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.