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Join us to hear from inspiring speakers, experience interactive exhibits, and engage with experiences that will explore bold new ideas!

APRIL 30, 2022
1:00 - 6:00 PM


Newman Center for the Performing Arts
2344 East Iliff Avenue
Denver, Colorado


Stay tuned for the amazing speakers and performers that you’ll hear from at ASCEND!

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exhibits & Experiences

Stay tuned for info on interactive exhibits and experiences you will experience at ASCEND.

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Big ideas can change the world. Join us to witness inspiring speakers and performers (chosen from thousands of applicants) sharing world-changing ideas.

The TEDxMileHigh community is rooted in Denver and Colorado, but extends across the globe through our online community. TEDxMileHigh ASCEND will bring together – LIVE and IN-PERSON – thousands of curious and engaged thinkers, creators, and activists.

We are a non-profit organization that showcases Colorado’s leading thinkers and doers to accelerate big ideas and the community impact that follows. Our talks have been viewed more than 115 million times online across the globe. 

TEDxMileHigh: ASCEND is an immersive experience that extends inspiration beyond the stage. You may check out emerging technology at our exhibits lounge, dive deeper into a big idea at one of our conference Adventures, or flex your mindfulness muscles at a community yoga class. 

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Throughout human history, we have faced tremendous challenges. Today is no different. We can continue to move new ideas forward that will spark greater equity, drive technological innovation, and inspire new paradigms.

New ideas united with a courageous community can elevate curiosity, connection, justice, and a new world.

Join a community of dreamers + doers as we connect to explore new ideas ascending in community, science, activism, the arts, and beyond.


Ideas Worth Spreading

HEAR big ideas from inspiring speakers

We passionately believe in the power of big ideas – to help us explore what’s possible, challenge the boundaries we’ve set for ourselves, and imagine a brighter future. The speakers and performers who take the stage at ASCEND will share their big idea of how we reimagine the future of tech, activism, climate, community, and beyond.

Go deeper with exhibits and experiences

TEDxMileHigh events extend beyond the stage. Our experiential exhibits lounge and conference events are an invitation to take action, connect with speakers, and dive into experiences that transform our ways of thinking and being in the world. Engage hands-on with Denver’s big ideas, emerging technologies, and inspiring artists.

connect with our community

TEDxMileHigh exists to spread big ideas and solutions related to the biggest issues facing the world. We are a community of thinkers, creators, and activists with a core belief that ideas can change the world, and the TEDxMileHigh stage is a catalyst for that change.  Join us in dialogue at our high-engagement networking events where we explore Denver culture, technology, and art.


TEDxMileHigh celebrates innovation in Denver and beyond by uplifting amazing Colorado presenters and performers. The TEDxMileHigh experience surpasses your average “business professional event” by re-imagining connection, community building, and changemaking.


We cannot make our live events happen without the help of our amazing volunteer team. Please sign up for a volunteer shift if you’re interested in supporting us with TEDxMileHigh: ASCEND!

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Corporate Partners

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