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About Us

TEDxOakParkWomen is an annual lecture series that brings together forward-thinking and innovative people from the community to discuss important topics and new ideas worth spreading in the Oak Park area. 

2019 TEDxOakparkwomen on 12/12:

Calling all future TEDxOPW speakers! Our 5th Annual TEDxOakParkWomen: BOLD + BRILLIANT will be on 12.12.19! Please submit your proposals to TEDxOPW by April 30th. 2019 Speakers will be selected by 6/15. For more information, go to our Events page.

Sign up for our email list or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter to get more information on additional thought-provoking events to come from TEDxOPW in 2019!

2018 TEDxOakparkwomen Talks

The 4th Annual TEDxOakParkWomen on 12.06.18 was a stunning success! Our event was sold out with attendance at venue capacity. Thank you to the community, our partners, our experience providers, our volunteers, and our speakers for #ShowingUp. You can see select photos from the event in our gallery and even more photos on our Flickr site. And of course our 2018 TEDx Talks are now available for you to view + share! Be sure come back to this page for info on future events and keep an eye on our social media to learn more about these talented people and their ideas worth spreading.

This is a well organized, empowering event with engaging speakers. I will plan to attend every year.

2017 TEDxOakParkWomen Attendee


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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events and salons 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 connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.

TEDx salons are smaller gatherings held periodically throughout the year to connect community, discuss a single issue and engage all attendees in conversation. All TEDx events and salons are self-organized by local volunteers. See event images. 

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As a TEDx Partner in support of TEDxOakParkWomen, you have an opportunity to test your ideas for the future, and be challenged to positively impact your community and the planet in new ways. Learn more about TEDx Partners here, or click the button below to find out how you can be a Partner of the TEDx event in the Oak Park area! By supporting us, you join the global TEDx community while benefiting from TEDxOakParkWomen’s individually tailored, local flavor. 

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Oak Park



"Oak Park is more than just a place - it's a way of life"

Oak Park’s proximity to Chicago and other western suburbs gives it small-town charm along with city amenities. A thriving community, Oak Park boasts a mix of people of different cultures, races, ethnicity, professions, lifestyles, beliefs, religions, ages, and incomes. Oak Park is known for its excellent school systems, easy access to public transit, architectural heritage, and diversity.

Naturally, people flock to Oak Park to live and work. One could easily dub it a Mecca for women of all walks of life. Whether an executive commuting downtown, a savvy mom, an emerging young professional, a medical student, or a combination of any of these roles, Oak Park Women make things happen in and around our community. It’s About Time we celebrate them!

Oak Park women are known for their progressive and passionate ideas, as well as turning dreams into reality and ideas into action. With grassroots groups like OPRF MomMail, West Suburban Women Entrepreneurs, Oak Park Working Moms, Women Leaders in Philanthropy, and the Nineteenth Century Club, women from all walks of life are a vibrant and integral part of the Oak Park community!