Chris Cummings

El Paso, TX, United States

About Chris


I've spent most of my life in El Paso, Texas with some years spent in Washington DC and a year in New Zealand. I'm involved in various projects in El Paso including TEDx El Paso and Artspace El Paso. I have worked for the City of El Paso as a grant writer and am currently working in the commercial real estate field.


English, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Commercial Real Estate, Grant & Proposal Writing

An idea worth spreading

Giving in to vulnerability yields new perspectives and new opportunities.

I'm passionate about

My family, my community and my work.

Talk to me about

Art, public spaces, ideas, real estate and innovation.

People don't know I'm good at

Making tiramisu.

My TED story

I became involved in 2013 when I was hooked up with Anthony Martinez to be the Co-Organizer for the 1st TEDx El Paso. When Anthony moved away in 2014 I applied for the license in late 2014 and began 2015 working in earnest on the next event. On May 30th, 2015 our team of 17 volunteers carried out our second TEDx El Paso event and it was very successful.

Favorite talks