Kinertia was formed after Amy Robinson and Everett Alexander held a large scale TEDxHuntsville event in Huntsville, Alabama on the Hudson Alpha Campus. After coordinating speakers from around the nation, they saw the need to secure the support and backing for similar events and related activities in the area. Through the creation of this nonprofit, ideas can be shared on various platforms and audiences around the Huntsville-Madison County area.
TEDxHuntsville is organized under the financial stewardship of Kinertia, which is a 501(c)(3)
TEDxHuntsville is a local derivative of TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), a nonprofit organization known for online talks. Since 2009, local professionals and residents excited about Ideas Worth Spreading have volunteered to bring TED to the Tennessee Valley area. The team meets throughout the year, curating and planning for the annual TEDxHuntsville and TEDxYouth@Huntsville events, plus smaller intimate gatherings for livestreams and TEDTalk sessions. TEDxHuntsville is involved in bringing awareness and participation to positive, engaging, local community projects.
TEDxHuntsville is seeking the support of local companies who can offer ways to enhance the experience for attendees — most often through in-kind goods and services.
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.
In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx, 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 connections. Our TEDx event is not organized by TED Conferences, but is operated under a license from TED.