At TEDxGatewayArch we believe every individual has the ability to change the world by spreading great ideas. Through recruiting local speakers from different perspectives and backgrounds, we're creating an inclusive and equitable community of thought leaders in the St. Louis community. 


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    A note from our Executive Director...

    Assistant to Executive Director - Part Time Position (~15-30 hours/month) Please send your resume to and include "Executive Assistant" in the subject line. Thank you!Accepting applications through August 2nd
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    One Idea

    “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” -Robin Williams The key to an exceptional TEDx talk is one good idea, shared well. It sounds simple but it’s not. It must be one idea; not a theme, a topic, a platitude or a general truth. It should be specific enough to sum up in one or two sentences.   Global Warming is a topic. Follow Your Passion is a platitude. Coming of Age is a theme.  The Beauty of Simplicity is a general truth. The idea you are looking for is specific!  It’s new!  It’s factual and realistic!  It should be something surprising which informs us, which makes us challenge a belief or look at an old idea in a new light. 
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