With support from the Kauffman Foundation and fellow top-tier sponsor VML, TEDxKC brings a diverse group of speakers and performers with original perspectives to a Kansas City audience. This annual event features passionate and inspiring authorities on a variety of topics, ranging from science to business to global issues, for Kansas Citians to engage with ideas and each other.

TEDxKC is a local, self-organized TEDx event modeled after TED Talks and videos that originated thirty years ago at a conference in Monterey, Calif. TEDxKC first came to Kansas City in 2009 and is held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.