Lauren Cucinotta

Head of Community Engagement, TEDx, TED Conferences
Brooklyn, NY, United States

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English, French

TED Conferences

TEDActive 2014, TEDGlobal 2013, TEDActive 2013, TEDGlobal 2012, TEDActive 2012, TEDActive 2011, TEDWomen 2010


Emerson College

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Innovative ways to learn a new language, your grandmother's pie recipe, your favorite dance move, travel

People don't know I'm good at

Tap dancing (now you know)

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Lauren Cucinotta
Posted over 2 years ago
How can I bring TED to my community?
Awesome to hear that you are thinking of hosting a TEDx event at your school! To start, you should visit here to find out all of the information and guidelines for hosting a TEDx event. TEDx event names should be location-based -- in your case, you may name it after your school -- but each can have their own theme and focus. For example, your theme could be "Education Revolution", and you could have speakers from a variety of fields talk about that. (A reminder that TEDx events, like TED, should be multidisciplinary). The format of a TEDx event is a combination of TEDTalks (like Sir Ken Robinson!) and local speakers. TEDx events are community-driven, and speakers at your event should be great undiscovered voices from your local community. The goal shouldn't necessarily be to get Ken Robinson, but to have the next Ken Robinson speak at your event. If you have any more questions about TEDx, please do email us at