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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. 

TEDxOakparkwomen event on 12/12/19:

Join us for our 5th Annual TEDxOakParkWomen: BOLD + BRILLIANT event! Our 2019 TEDxOakParkWomen event is building off the National TEDWomen 2019 theme: BOLD + BRILLIANT. This is our year to be bold and brilliant -- without apology. We're shining a spotlight on dazzling ideas from some of our community’s risk-takers and innovators. TEDxOakParkWomen 2019 will be no less than a joyful, thought-provoking celebration of smarts, savvy and diverse dynamism.

For more information, go to our Events page or sign up for our email list or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter. Be sure come back to this page and keep an eye on our social media to learn more about when tickets for the December event will be available and more events with ideas worth spreading.

introducing in 2019: TEDxOakparksalon

Love TEDx talks but want time to participate in a discussion about the topic? TEDxOakParkSalon is coming in 2019! TEDxOakParkSalon will welcome an intimate audience for an evening of highly-curated TEDx Talks revolving around a relevant theme. A condensed version of a TEDx event, they are distinct in their brevity, opportunities for conversation, and heightened interaction between the speaker and audience. For more information, go to our Events page.


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. 

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

2017 TEDxOakParkWomen Attendee


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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!