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

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

Sina Sima - Technical Program Manager, TEDx

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

Ask me about:
  • Digital partnerships
  • Technology suggestions


Will Davis - Applications Manager

Will is responsible for the TEDx platform's development. This includes regional strategy, supporting TEDx regional workshops and helping evolve individual event experiences.

Ask me about:
  • Organizing a regional workshop
  • Innovative audience engagement at TEDx events

Katelyn Montanese - Licensing Manager

Katelyn oversees licensing of the global TEDx platform, helps determine strategy and helps foster regional collaboration.

Ask me about:
  • Whether the TEDx platform is right for your proposal
  • Organizing TEDx events in the developing world

Destiny Arturet - Licensing Associate

Destiny reviews incoming TEDx event proposals and guides applicants throughout the process, finding solutions that best fit their event plans. She helps determine whether events are suitable for the TEDx platform.

Ask me about:
  • Choosing your TEDx event name
  • Connecting with a TEDx mentor

Rafael Rivas - Licensing Associate

Rafael reviews all renewing TEDx event proposals and guides organizers throughout the renewal process. He advises event teams about branding, and shares best practices with the wider platform.

Ask me about:
  • General questions about branding a TEDx event
  • Social media best practices from across the platform

Leah Stahl - Licensing Associate

Leah reviews incoming TEDx event proposals - both new and renewing events - and guides applicants throughout the process. She works with current and prospective organizers to determine how they can best contribute to their community within the parameters of the TEDx platform.

Ask me about:
  • Choosing your TEDx event name
  • Creating a dynamic TEDx program


Alyssa Hampton - TEDx Partnerships Sales Specialist

Alyssa directs global partnerships to ensure the TEDx community is equipped for exponential growth.

Ask me about:
  • Exploring global partnerships with TEDx
  • Supporting TEDx through philanthropic giving

Michael Ryan - TEDx Partnerships Associate

Michael is the primary contact for organizers participating in the TEDx Business program and supports TEDx global partnerships.

Ask me about:
  • Hosting a TEDx Business event
  • General questions on TEDx partnerships

Community Engagement and Education

Taylor Steimle - TEDx Community Coordinator

Taylor assists the TEDx initiatives and special projects, as well as building community engagement through the TEDx Facebook Community group and the TEDxHub.

Ask me about:
  • Ways to engage on the TEDxHub
  • General questions about TEDx initiatives and workshops prior to TED Conferences

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)

David Rosenberg - TEDx Communications Manager

David manages communications for the TEDx team and plans how stories are shared through social media and the TEDx blog.

Ask me about:
  • Storytelling through blogging and social media
  • Better practices for event photography and Instagram

Hailey Reissman - TEDx Editorial Coordinator

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

Ask me about:
  • Telling the story of your event on the Ideas blog
  • Sharing your event on social media

Ama Adi-Dako - TEDx Media Operations Coordinator

Ama helps to get new TEDx talks on YouTube and promotes new relevant ideas on social media.

Ask me about:
  • Best practices in video editing
  • Global ideas