Recent Event: EnlightenUP

April 13th, 2019

UWM Campus, Zelazo Center Theater

TEDxUWMilwaukee recently hosted its 5th annual conference to contemplate how the challenges that tumultuous times pose may bring out our most innovative, passionate, and empathetic selves. We sold out with a generous and supportive audience of 500 people!

Thank to everyone who attended the event! Our videography team is still working very hard to edit the talk recordings, and we will upload them to our website and social media as soon as they are ready! We appreciate your patience. In the meantime, feel free to read the bios for our phenomenal speakers below. They are talented, innovative, and kind people who brought their passion to the TEDx stage!

TEDxUWMilwaukee's 2019 Conference Speakers

Here are some videos from past events we’ve hosted that we’re really proud of! If you want to get a sense of what speakers we’ve provided platforms to in the past, explore this page!

Conference 2016

I Am. We Are.

According to Jean-Luc Nancy, there is no “being” without “being-with”. In fact, “being-with” is redundant, as we are all, always already together, in relation, a community. We are all “people,” all of a similar kind: a doctor, a guy, a woman, a kid… But no one person defines all it means to be a people, and “people” can never represent even one specific individual. We are, rather, a community that performs ourselves, together and apart. What we are, and what we could be. I am. We are.



Conference 2015

React Differently



Salon 2015

Winter Welcome



Conference 2014

Generation Why Not?

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our september 30 event

Find out more about the speakers of these talks in their bio's listed below.

With technology advancing, explorations booming, and discoveries developing, many people have come to the thought that there is not much left to uncover in the world. But what about the mysteries that still go unsolved? The challenges that we, as a population, have rendered invisible? The possibilities of pasts we have forgotten and a future we do not yet know? In TEDxUWMilwaukee's 4th annual fall conference, we strive the Reveal these Unknowns with 10 local presenters who have been selected to explore a wide array of topics.

On September 30th, 2017, our community will come together in the UW-Milwaukee Helene Zelazo Center for the full-day TEDxUWMilwaukee conference of live TEDx talks, interactive art, and discussion.