About Us

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED, the national organization, has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxRutgersCamden, where x represents independently organized TED event. At our TEDxRutgersCamden event, we will combine live speakers, performances, and TED Talks to spark deep discussions and connections. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

Our Mission & Purpose

The mission of our organization is to build a student -led collaborative experience that inspires others to purposeful action. We aim to promote collaboration between all schools, organizations, and administrative units of the University, as well as within the local campus community.

We aim to foster the ideas of TED, “believing passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately the world.” TEDx RutgersCamden will bring together leading thinkers, performers, and doers as speakers to share ideas that can make an impact in any discipline.

Artwork made by Melissa Maselli

What is TEDxRutgersCamden?

TEDxRutgersCamden is a non profit student organization dedicated to empowering individuals through ideas. We aim to foster an environment for spreading ideas, with live speakers, serving as a means to inspire deep discussions and connections between individuals with various backgrounds. We also hope to challenge the Rutgers community to think critically and be motivated to make a positive impact on our world.

Our core team, consisting of finance, marketing, logistics, curation, and technology team members, is quite aspirational, working every day to bring a TEDx Conference that is accessible to multiple communities. Through our TEDx chapter, we aim to amplify the voices that bring ideas worth sharing and share their unique stories with our community and the world beyond it. With the support of our community and sponsors we showcase our mission to make great ideas attainable and spark conversations that would otherwise not occur.

Why Rutgers Camden?

Rutgers University – Camden is a reputable, highly admired college that supports and guides diverse groups of students. A small campus of only 7,000 students, Rutgers-Camden maintains tons of connections and broadens perspectives for everyone coming from all walks of life. From experienced professors to dedicated staff, the University creates and sustains a vibrant campus community and strong student life atmosphere where students feel free to be and find themselves while exploring their interests with full support.

Rutgers-Camden is uniquely located in the heart of Camden, an urban campus situated on the banks of the Delaware River across from the city of Philadelphia. Camden has its own tale of  history, art, culture and is infused with the interconnectedness of the people living there in those communities; Rutgers-Camden is one of those communities. We hope to not just challenge ideas present in the community, but rather bring “ideas worth spreading” to this community and beyond!

What inspired us?

Our surroundings inspired us, especially the Camden community, that taught us to thrive by cultivating and sharing ideas, strengthening relationships, and spreading love during these unprecedented times. Our community deserves recognition and access to a platform like TEDxRutgersCamden to showcase skills, concepts, art, and speakers that genuinely share “ideas worth spreading”.