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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Neal Fessler - TEDx Executive Assistant

Neal assists Jay and Salome with their day-to-day schedules and also coordinates larger team events and weekly meetings throughout the year.

Ask me about:
  • General TEDx inquiries
  • Connecting you with the appropriate TEDx team member

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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 and editorial

Amanda Ellis - Community Development + Engagement Manager, TEDx

Amanda oversees the execution of strategic TEDx initiatives, produces TEDx activities and experiences at TED Conferences and manages online community building and learning through the new TEDxHub platform.

Ask me about:
  • TEDx Initiatives + Workshops at TED Conferences
  • Community building through the TEDxHub

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Saba Dilawari - TEDx Community Coordinator

Saba assists in moderating the TEDxHub by organizing community hangouts and connecting TEDx organizers across the globe. She also helps oversee the branding of all TEDx events.

Ask me about:
  • The TEDxHub
  • Organizing a regional workshop
  • Branding for your TEDx event Contact Saba at

Talks and post-event

Frederica Yosifov - Digital Media Manager

Frederica strategizes around talk discovery and distribution so the ideas coming out of TEDx events can be heard by the larger TED community and beyond.

Ask me about:
  • YouTube, Instagram and anywhere else you watch videos
  • Talk optimization (SEO, fair use, video editing)

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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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