Our team is here to help you with all things TEDx. For all general questions and inquiries, please email For specific questions about TEDx applications, email

Jay Herratti - Executive Director, TEDx

Jay is the fearless leader of the TEDx team. He leads the global strategy, growth and vision of the program.

Ask me about:
  • Anything that is on your mind

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Salome Heusel - Deputy Director, TEDx

Salome oversees the strategy of the TEDx program and the TEDx team. She plans TEDx workshops and activities at TED Conferences.

Ask me about:
  • Special projects and partnerships
  • TEDx initiatives

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Alex Rudloff - Chief Digital Strategist, TEDx

Alex is responsible for technology strategy and development initiatives for TEDx. He manages technological roadmaps, priorities and partnerships.

Ask me about:
  • Digital partnerships
  • Technology suggestions

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Becca Pace - Global Development Manager

Becca works on expanding the TEDx program into the developing world with initiatives like TEDx in a Box and special TEDx partner events.

Ask me about:
  • TEDxChange
  • TEDx in the developing world

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Amanda Ellis - TEDx Projects Manager

Amanda assists in the execution of strategic TEDx initiatives, as well as with TEDx activities at TED Conferences.

Ask me about:
  • TEDxWomen, TEDxCity2.0, TEDxYouthday
  • TEDx at TED Conferences

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Saba Dilawari - TEDx Team Coordinator

Saba assists with the day-to-day logistics and processes for the TEDx team. She handles scheduling and meeting prep, and maintains communication between the team and the rest of the TED staff.

Ask me about:
  • General information regarding TEDx
  • Scheduling a meeting with the team

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Will Davis - Applications Manager

Will reviews incoming TEDx applications, helps foster regional collaboration and introduces mentors to new organizers. He helps determine whether events are suitable for the TEDx platform.

Ask me about:
  • Whether the TEDx platform is right for your proposal
  • TEDx organizer communities

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Rachel Saunders - Applications Coordinator

Rachel reviews all renewing TEDx applications and guides organizers throughout the renewal process. She educates the TEDx community on how to grow your event and develop TED-like programs.

Ask me about:
  • Curating your event
  • Mentoring another TEDx organizing team

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Katelyn Montanese - Applications Associate

Katelyn reviews all incoming TEDx applications and guides applicants throughout the process, helping to select event names and license types that best fit their event plans. She oversees the TEDx in a Box licensing process.

Ask me about:
  • Connecting with a TEDx mentor
  • Organizing TEDx events in the developing world

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Community, editorial and branding

Hailey Reissman - Editorial Coordinator

Hailey tells the stories of the global TEDx community on TEDx social media, the TED Blog, and beyond.

Ask me about:
  • Telling the story of your event on the TEDx Tumblr
  • Sharing your event pictures on Facebook

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Boian Filev - Branding and Resources Coordinator

Boian monitors and reviews TEDx events for branding consistency and compliance.

Ask me about:
  • Access to resources
  • Issues or concerns with branding compliance

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Talks and post-event

Tahlia Hein - Post-event Manager

Tahlia helps organizers close out their events, fulfill their final requirements and amplify their post-event impact for the renewal process. She manages TEDx videos and photos.

Ask me about:
  • Preparing your talk videos and photos for YouTube and Flickr
  • Photo + video copyrights

Contact Tahlia at