Join us for our first-ever virtual TEDxMileHigh fundraising event, The Ripple Effect!

Like a drop in the ocean spreading across the sea, the most powerful things in our lives cannot be measured by a single person, action, or event – but by The Ripple Effect set off in motion.

Come celebrate the future of ideas, inspiration, and civic engagement. Our first fundraising event is built upon the ripples of generosity from our community, each gift emanates a positive effect and helps guarantee our programs for the future. The Ripple Effect will feature extraordinary talent, including testimonials by popular TED speakers, Theo E.J. Wilson and Paula Stone Williams. Participate in the silent and live auction, paddle raiser and most of all have fun! The event is free to attend. All proceeds raised will benefit TEDxMileHigh. 

NOVEMBER 19, 2020   X   6:30 - 8:00PM   X   VIRTUAL

Dr. Paula Stone Williams

Dr. Paula Stone Williams knows the truth will set you free, but only after it upends your carefully constructed narrative. Her devotion to authenticity caused her to leave her comfort zone as a nationally known religious leader and follow her heart to transition from Paul to Paula. Williams is the pastor of preaching and worship at Left Hand Church, a counselor with RLT Pathways and a sought-after speaker on issues of gender equity and LGBTQ advocacy. She has been featured in the New York Times, Denver Post, CPR and Huffington Post. Her TEDxMileHigh talk on gender equity has had more than one million views.

Theo E.J. Wilson

Theo E.J. Wilson (aka Lucifury) is a founding member of the Denver Slam Nuba team, which won the National Poetry Slam in 2011. He began his speaking career in the N.A.A.C.P. at the age of 15 and has always had a passion for social justice. Wilson is Executive Director of Shop Talk Live, Inc., an organization that uses the barbershop as a staging ground for community dialogue and healing. In 2017, he published his first book, The Law of Action. His TEDxMileHigh talk, “A black man goes undercover in the alt-right,” has over 10 million views online.


Join in our live & silent auctions!

To bid in the live auction, you must register for the Ripple Effect and join us on Nov. 19!

Rocky Mountain Paddleboard Party Package (#100)

Create your own water sport experience for up to TEN people. Rental options include paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, a pontoon boat and more. Take lessons or just enjoy a day out on the water. Includes a gift card for your party’s choice of pub and grub!


TEDxMileHigh Experience Package (#101)

Make the next in-person event a TEDxMileHigh experience to remember! Package includes TWO front row seats to our next in-person event, TWO Backstage passes and all access to conference week event, ONE Night’s Stay at Le Méridien in Denver, and Dinner for two at Rioja restaurant!

The ULTRA Experience Winter Ski Resort Getaway (#102)

On behalf of Michelob ULTRA, enjoy a world-class experience at a Vail Mountain Resort property. This gift voucher is valid for a TWO-night stay (one double room) at select Vail Resorts properties (Colorado only). Includes 4 single-day lift tickets and rentals and (1) Men’s XL Tipsy Elves Ski Suit.

Custom Snowboard Package (#103)

ONE  Men’s snowboard and ONE Women’s snowboard, custom made from Never Summer Snowboards. Each board is hand-crafted in their Denver, Colorado factory. ONE Snowboard wax kit from Michelob ULTRA

The Silent Auction is open now!

You can bid on any silent auction item until 6:45p on November 19th.


Need help bidding in the silent auction? Email [email protected]

Get all the important details for the Ripple Effect in our digital program.

Thank you to our event supporters!

Pair your Thursday viewing experience with food from The Crock Spot because they are graciously donating 10% of all orders to us! And they’re delicious.


Crock Spot is a local business in Denver since 2010, known for hearty portions, quick service and healthy comfort food. Be sure to mention ‘TEDxMileHigh’ when ordering (either on the phone or in the ‘notes’ section of your online order form). Check out their website to order now!