Our History The Transformation of TEDx Cherry Creek
In the beginning, an idea was born to bring more voices of women from the Rocky Mountain region and around the country to the TEDx stage.
In 2011, our founder, Dafna Michaelson Jenet, who believes firmly in her driving mantra of ‘not being willing to complain about a problem without working on the solution” applied for a TEDx license when she lived in Crestmoor Park and thus TEDxCrestmoorPark was born. In 2011 we received the first Colorado license for a “TED Women” event and have curated a TEDx Women event almost each year since. 9 Years later, we had grown and so did our license.
Today we are proud to carry the name TEDx Cherry Creek and to continue being the Colorado home each year for the TEDx Women Global event. In 2022 we curated our first All Youth TEDx event and are also proud to continue with TEDx Cherry Creek Youth as our other signature event every year.
Cherry Creek is known for being the premiere travel destination in Denver and is home to many thriving women owned businesses. We are proud to align ourselves with the name of a community that gives so much to Denver as our presenters bring so much to the table in terms of ideas worth spreading.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.