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McAllen, TX

About TEDxMcAllen

TEDxMcAllen is an organization that seeks to provide a number of opportunities in McAllen and the Rio Grande Valley for people to share ideas, learn about our local innovators, and help figure out how to transform our community into the best that it can be. We were created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” Our events are planned and coordinated by a team of volunteers with support from individuals and organizations from across the Rio Grande Valley.

Since our first event in 2014, we have been striving to find the most captivating stories, ideas, and inspiration in our area. Through our events we hope to share those stories with you to ignite change at every level and give you an outlet to take your thoughts and turn them into transformative actions in our communities.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).


Coming Soon: Our 2016 Board

Our 2015 Board

Drew Lentz

Drew Lentz

Licensee, Curator
Monica Raygada

Monica Raygada

Speaker Coordinator
Jasmine Rico

Jasmine Rico

Public Relations
Ileana Garcia-Spitz

Ileana Garcia-Spitz

Guest Services
Alyssa Garcia

Alyssa Garcia

Marketing Coordinator
Virginia Gause

Virginia Gause

Book & Vendor Coordinator
Lucas Martinez-Salas

Lucas Martinez-Salas

Event Production