3106 Ingersoll Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

We cultivate a platform for the people, ideas, and innovation of Greater Des Moines to be heard and shared across our country and the world.

Our Vision

TEDxDesMoines is recognized as a premier event that showcases ideas worth spreading and is a vital community asset for Greater Des Moines. 

Our Values

  • Our non-negotiable core value: TEDxDesMoines is about our community and not anyone's self-promotion.
  • We believe that our community has something to say and needs to be heard.
  • We amplify the unheard voices of our broader community.
  • Sound governance.
  • Collaborating among metro organizations.
  • The quality of our quality talks and videos ensures that they spread across the TED platform.
  • Creating an inclusive experience reflective of our diverse audiences and communities.
  • TEDxDesmoines creates a desire to take action for positive change.