October 25, 2012 6-8 pm Dixon Hall, Tulane University

12 speakers, 600 audience members

TEDxTU celebrates and cultivates social innovation in New Orleans. Our city is stewing a satisfying gumbo brimming with passion, creativity, and ingenuity. TEDxTU inspires and informs social innovation, makes social change a priority, and connects changemakers within New Orleans.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxTU, where x = independently organized TED event.

At our TEDxTU event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. More About TEDx on TED’s website.

Why is Poop a Problem?: Anoop Jain at TEDxTU

Watch all the TEDxTU 2012 TEDTalks on YouTube


Included on the international e-mail lottery The Listserve (www.thelistserve.com)

  • "tonight, i went to a TEDx event (if TED is new to you, google it). i thought, “what a perfect way to brainstorm ideas for my listserve email!” subsequently, i left completely and utterly overwhelmed (in the good kind of way). so many ideas had been shared, sparked my mind, challenged me, and inspired me that i wanted simply to share those messages with you all." alexandra ernst new orleans, la
Featured on Times Picayune's website and on the Tulane New Wave

Check out all the tweets about the event!

Look through all of our Flikr photos from the night!


  • 12 Speakers
  • 600 audience members in attendance
  • 25 volunteers
  • approximately 40% increase in attendance from TEDxTU 2011

  • $8,724.24
  • Funding was provided by Tulane's Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and by the Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT). The bulk of the funding went to the videography and video editing, as well as to the venue space, reception and marketing.