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Click each speaker to learn more about their fascinating backgrounds and TEDx talk topics!



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

  • PRE-SHOW APPETIZERS 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


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! Select beer, wine, a specialty cocktail available. Other drinks available for purchase.

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. We're still adding interactive exhibits, so check back!