About Us

TEDxOakParkWomen is an annual lecture series that brings together forward-thinking and innovative women from the community to discuss important topics and new ideas worth spreading in the Oak Park area. We’re pleased to announce TEDxOPW 2018 event tickets are now SOLD OUT!

2018 TED Talks

We're thrilled to reveal the 10 speakers who will be Showing Up to give TED Talks at TEDxOakParkWomen on December 6th! Check out the profiles of these fantastic people and come back to this page and our social media often 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 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. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. 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 ’burbs 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, its easy access to public transit, its architectural heritage, and its incredible 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!