Early-bird tickets for TEDxMileHigh: Wonder are on  sale for a limited time, but you may be wondering what to expect. We’re curating a momentum that includes 5000 curious people, an array of brilliant speakers, and one mind-blowing week. Here, we aim to highlight the top 5 reasons to join us!

1. It's the Most Affordable TEDxMileHigh Event to Date

Have you ever wondered what an event is like behind the TED/TEDx talks you’ve seen online? This November, this will be your chance to find out what the excitement is about! With a new venue and a larger space, we’re able to invite more people from the Mile High community to participate and experience a TEDx event. The best part: Early Bird tickets are lower than they have ever been in the last 5 years — and there’s truly something for everyone.

Starting at $40, a General Admission ticket holder will receive access to exclusively curated engagement with the ideas and inspiration we have lined out for the week, which means a more lasting and impactful experience, plus more opportunities to strike up conversations with new friends and professional connections.

If you’re a veteran TEDx’er, think about upgrading to a whole new experience! With VIP and All-Access tickets, you not only get prime seating, you also get access to mingle with speakers, innovators, and Mile High movers and shakers at our exclusive events, like the VIP Kick-off Party, Speaker Happy Hour and our curated Adventures. 

2. You’ll meet brilliant speakers.

Speakers from Point of Departure
Speakers from Point of Departure

TEDxMileHigh presenters are hidden gems. They’re a collection of Colorado’s finest people who remain in the background yet propel us in moving forward. We focus on both local and regional stars, low profile professionals, people who disrupt the status-quo, and there’s always a musician or two! Previously, our talks have included multiple New York Times bestselling authors, an NPR Science reporter, a Guinness World Record holder for traveling to 196 countries, a Columbine Shooting survivor, multiple museum curators here and here, an Olympian athlete — we can go on.

Famous or not, however, you’ll realize that these speakers are humans just like you — doing extraordinary things. They are there to fuel your passion and inspiration. Sure, you can watch the videos of all the talks, but meeting these amazing people makes being present much more enriching. Aside from that, speakers aren’t selling you anything. They aren’t paid to speak, either. They train laboriously for weeks, mastering the delivery of their talk. That’s how you know that what they have to say is truly genuine and important.

3. TEDxMileHigh: Wonder is a unique, fired-up week!

VIP Kick-off Party 2015
VIP Kick-off Party 2015

Wonder is a week-long event full of immersive experiences that will leave you impassioned with ideas you’ve never thought of. Per tradition, we’re starting the week of inspiration with a private VIP Kick-off Party in a new, secret location. It will be a time to intimately engage with Denver’s most curious minds, including previous speakers, the team behind the production, and leaders from every locus. In addition to innovative foods, craft drinks, and vogue DJs, there is always an essential surprise in the evening (hint: it’s a special performance). You don’t want to miss that!

That’s only the beginning. We plan year round “adult field-trips,” or Adventures, where you get to explore the inner-scenes around town. For the week of the event, we will present two captivating Adventures: Women in Art and Bad Questions in Bars. If you’re one of the All-Access ticket holders, you can even join speakers for the Speaker Happy Hour, an exclusive event to share a conversation over drinks with the speakers themselves. You’ll know who they are before the even walk on stage! Moreover, if you’re especially inspired and you have some eager questions, you bet you can even grab your favorite drink and connect with them directly at the After Party! What’s better than that?

4. You will be plugged into to Colorado’s most fascinating network.

Gallery at TEDxMileHighWomen: It's About Time
Gallery at TEDxMileHighWomen: It's About Time

If you’re looking for the people that make Colorado something to be proud of, then you’ll find it at TEDxMileHigh: Wonder. The main inspiration might be happening on stage, but the most important aspect of the event can be found within the crowd. The community of TEDx’ers are open-minded, diverse, engaging, and intelligent on a variety of subjects. This is not normal. With the enthusiasm of 4,999 other attendees, it’s a monumental conversation that will guide us to discover the collective vision on the potential of the human spirit and what’s possible if we turn our curiosity into action. With that many people in the same room, the conversation and the motivation is much stronger into improving each one of our communities.

5. Your life will be different after attending such an inspiring event.

While TEDx talks fall under one event theme, they differ in subject matter considerably, making the breadth of knowledge shared truly powerful. A talk you may not initially be very interested in tends to be the one which leaves you incredibly astounded and moved. While not every talk may impact your life, we imagine you will find one or two that will change your life in some way. The past few TEDxMileHigh events have featured talks that have gained millions of views, inevitably inspiring positive change. You’ll become a more enlightened person, and we guarantee you’ll have a good time!