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We believe every individual has the ability to change the world, and it can start with just one idea. Experience the Ripple Effect of local thought-leaders sharing their one great idea, the drop of water that cultivates a wave of change and transformation. TEDx events provide intentional, cross-pollinated networking opportunities that spark new perspectives and build connections – sending ripple effects of possibility throughout the St. Louis region.

All 14 speakers and entertainers bring different thought-provoking perspectives and diverse backgrounds to the conference. Each presenter has an intrinsic connection to St. Louis, helping accelerate the city as a hub of innovation & ideas. The event includes entertainment and networking opportunities, dubbed “the smartest happy hour in St. Louis”, as well as interactive exhibitors from local tech, design, and community-building organizations.

  • 14 Live TEDx Speakers & Entertainers

  • Dinner & drinks from St. Louis favorites

  • Exhibitors from local tech, design, and community-building organizations

  • Network with a diverse mix of fellow TEDsters contributing to the wave of ideas in our community


  • 4:30 - Doors Open, Food & Bar Open

  • 6:00 - Talks Begin Promptly

  • 10:00 - After Party


Speaker Line Up


Food & Drink

All tickets include pre-show appetizers and soft drinks. VIP Tickets include access to premium food & beverage selections.

$10 Bottomless Happy Hour Cup

$10 Bottomless Happy Hour Cup

$10 gets you a souvenir cup and bottomless happy hour all night. Bonus - the special Touhill design (with lid) allows for drinks to be brought into the theater! Beer, wine, and cocktails available.

VIP & TEDster level tickets include a free cup with ticket purchase.


Additional food and drink provided by:


TEDxGatewayArch brings fascinating local organizations to exhibit at our event. Expect interactive technology and art displays, community organizations, and more.