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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Sina Sima - Technical Project 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

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Aviva Nassimi - TEDx Team Coordinator

Aviva assists Jay and Salome with day-to-day details and processes, and collaborates with the entire TEDx team to reach organization and departmental goals.

Ask me about:
  • The TEDx Team
  • How to support TEDx

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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

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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

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Destiny Arturet - Applications 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

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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

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Felicity Fellows - TEDx Global Partnerships Development

Felicity oversees global partnerships for TEDx, ensuring that the entire platform thrives as we continue to scale.

Ask me about:
  • Philanthropy
  • Ideas for global TEDx partners
  • Innovation in fundraising

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Michael Ryan - TEDx Partnerships Associate

Michael assists Felicity on global partnerships and is a resource for organizers participating in the TEDx Business program.

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

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Community Engagement and Education

Amanda Ellis - Community Development + Engagement Manager, TEDx

Amanda oversees the execution of strategic TEDx initiatives, produces TEDx workshops 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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Taylor Steimle - TEDx Community Coordinator

Taylor assists Amanda with 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

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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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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

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Carly Alaimo - TEDx Content Coordinator

Carly assists in the curation of the TEDx catalogue and works closely with screening interns to surface new, exciting content.

Ask me about:
  • Curation on the website
  • Instagram

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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 medai

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