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Become a Volunteer

Everything we do is made possible by a group of talented individuals from all walks of life who come together every year to help share ideas worth spreading in our community and beyond.

Ready to help spread
the world’s greatest ideas?

"The TEDxPearlStreet team is like a family, with everyone working towards a common goal. Each person is involved in a task that they are passionate about, and together they achieve something special - bringing ideas to an eager audience. In those moments you realize that your efforts have touched someone and made a difference."

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Make An Impact

We have a unique chance to drive real, local impact and build a better city through the power of ideas. To this end, we are building programs and tools that allow ideas to flourish.

Learn & Grow

We challenge ourselves in new ways, and build practical skills to grow in our careers and beyond. We are building a community of dreamers and doers that offers inspiration to lift each other up.

Build Your Network

We are building meaningful and lasting connections as we work and play alongside amazing creators and ideators from different personal & professional backgrounds.

Why Join Our Team?

Our Core Values

Spread Ideas

We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world; and and we actively participate in their spread.

Sharing Ideas

Foster Diversity

We seek voices and ideas that reflect the diversity of Washington DC, and we provide safe spaces no matter their background or personal opinion.

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Build Community

We work to build and nurture strong communities by connecting people to ideas, and each other. We aim to create an impact in Washington DC.

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Stay Curious

We are expanding our understanding of the world through ideas, and are 

 actively participating in their spread to make them more accessible.

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Have Courage

We are not afraid to ignite the spark of an idea. We share what needs to be heard and we push the boundaries when it matters.

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Own It!

We show initiative and we are accountable to our community and to each other, and we are honest with ourselves on what we can handle. 

Ways To Get Involved


Organizing Committee

The TEDxPearlStreet organizing team has over 50 volunteers across a variety of teams, from finance to marketing to speaker coaching. Each team has a lead, who also sits on our Core Organizing Team. Complete the form below to learn more about opportunities for the Organizing Committee!



TEDxPearlStreet often recruits volunteers to help facilitate our events on the day-of or leading up to it. Day of volunteer positions will be posted throughout the year as they become available. Check our website and social media pages regularly or subscribe to our newsletter to hear about upcoming opportunities.

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