x = independently organized TED event

Theme: What's Your Why?

This event occurred on
May 9, 2019
Washington, District of Columbia
United States

TEDxVeteransAffairs was established in 2018 by the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Month Committee. It is now led by VA Voluntary Service (under the Veterans Health Administration's Office of Communication) with support for HRA, OSP, OIT, ODI, and the Office of the Secretary. The program will be filmed and then made available to all employees via the Talent Management System (TMS) by using a TMS ID number or searching TEDx.

Previous talks have included the Value of Customer Service, How to Make VA the Best Place to Work in Government, Why Millennials Make Great Public Servants, The Future of HRIT, Innovation at VHA, How to Better Serve Women Veterans, WILL-Power, and What to Do When You Meet a Veteran in Crisis. The 2019 program promises to be just as rewarding.

This is a great way to boost employee engagement and morale, with short powerful talks. Each event continues to find and promote topics regarding innovation, stories that can benefit all employees, and ideas worth sharing! Tickets Required.

VA Central Office
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
room 230
Washington, District of Columbia, 20420
United States
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Ann McKee

Time's 100 most influential

Brianne Olgilvie

young SES
became SES at 37

Daniel Finney

Parke Award Winner

David Walker

Medical Center Director

Eugene "Tree" Hairston

Vietnam Veteran
former substance abuser, homeless, and with suicidal ideation. with the help of veterans affairs, he turned his life around

Evelyn Valdez

VA Employee
daughter of immigrants

Jennifer McDonald


John Dominick

HR Specialist
Jovanni and Mr. Brown

Laurie Young

EEO Program Manager
program manager

Martina Malek

Associate Director/chief Experience Officer

Maura Campbell

Voluntary Service Specialist
Caregiver Support

Michael Renfrow

Chief, VA PX Implementation and Consultation

RimaAnn Nelson

medical center director, phoenix

Organizing team


Washington, DC, United States
  • Elyshia Davis
  • Rachael Resau