TEDxNorthwesternU is an independently organized TEDx conference held annually at Northwestern University. The organizing team is comprised of 19 undergraduate students representing all of Northwestern's undergraduate schools and colleges. TEDxNorthwesternU is supported by Northwestern's Office of the President, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering, Buffett Institute for Global Studies, InclusionNU, and the Department of Undergraduate Research.
Northwestern's TEDx conference was originally organized to facilitate critical and meaningful conversations that reflect the values of the campus. Since then, TEDxNorthwesternU has provided the Northwestern University community with the opportunity to celebrate passionate, successful scholars and leaders from around the world. Students , faculty, and Evanston/Chicago community members now gather every spring on the Northwestern campus to deliberate important topics and consider potential solutions that will help the world evolve and grow in a fast-paced, ever changing society.
TED provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including TEDxNorthwesternU, are self-organized. This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED