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Support TEDxPearlStreet


TEDxPearlStreet exists to accelerate big ideas and the community impact that follows. We are grateful for the opportunity to share educational content, and promote deep discussion and action during these important times. With 150 million views of our videos, we are providing education on the world’s most pressing issues to citizens all around the planet.

TEDxPearlStreet is a non-profit organization, and we can’t do what we do without the generous support of donors like you! If you are passionate about education and amplifying ideas to deliver insightful messages, consider a donation to TEDxPearlStreet.

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Invest in the power
of big ideas.

Our mission is to showcase leading thinkers and doers, and to spread big ideas as an avenue to promote education, dialogue, and civic engagement in our communities.  


By the end of 2023, more than 50,000 individuals have attended our in-person and livestream events, 100 speakers and performers have will have taken our stage, and our talks will have been viewed more than 10 million times online. 

We believe it is critical to spread big ideas that are free and unrestrcited to everyone around the world, and based on the most pressing and critical issues facing our planet. Our core belief is that ideas have the power to shape the world and that TEDxPearlStreet serves as a powerful catalyst for this change. 

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Big Ideas Can Change the World

TEDxPearlStreet is a small independent nonprofit licensed by TED. We are located in Washington, DC but we reach far beyond our region. With a modest annual budget, we share 10+ million views of our videos each year, provide access to thousands of live attendees, and provide a training program and powerful springboard for dozens of thought leaders, change-makers, entrepreneurs and filmmakers. We believe there is no more efficient way to promote the spread of ideas than a gift to TEDxPearlStreet. All donors enjoy exclusive access to a wide range of benefits.

We invite you to support ideas worth spreading with a gift to TEDxPearlStreet. Insiders and Community Champions experience TEDxPearlStreet like no other with exclusive access to a wide range of benefits.


Join us and enjoy inspiring speakers and performers (chosen from thousands of applicants) sharing world-changing ideas that are shifting society in the right direction.


TEDxPearlStreet creates immersive experiences that extend inspiration beyond the stage. Dive deeper into big ideas at the technology lounge or at the connection cafe.


TEDxPearlStreet is rooted in Washington, DC, but extends across the globe through our online community. Our annual conferences bring together thousands of curious minds.


We are a non-profit organization that showcases some of Washington DC's leading thinkers to accelerate big ideas and the community impact that follows. 


TEDxPearlStreet is a catalyst for spreading ideas that inspire action and change our world.

TEDxPearlStreet is Washington DC's largest TEDx event, a platform for exceptional ideas, and a catalyst for change since 2019. We are a 100% volunteer-led non-profit organization.


Our mission is to spread ideas, build community, and change lives across the Washington DC metropolitan area and around the world. Throughout the year, our over 50 dedicated volunteers bring this mission to life through our flagship events and community programs. 

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