How TEDxGrandRapids came to life in 7 short months. From the first meeting, to the gathering of over 600 people to spread ideas, and talk Innovation.
Entrepreneur, consultant, and evangelist for the power of business to create a healthy world. Steve helps people and businesses define and act on their purpose. His interest in TEDxGrandRapids springs from his participation in TEDGlobal. He is the official license-holder of TEDxGrandRapids.
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 TEDxGrandRapids, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxGrandRapids 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.