Get Involved

TEDxCharlottesville is an all-volunteer organization and each event requires the efforts of a lot of people. We would love to hear from you. Whether to become a sponsor or volunteer, recommend a speaker, or become a speaker yourself, please let us know how you'd like to get involved.


Why volunteer with us?

Do you ever feel inspired while watching a TED or TEDx talk? That same inspiration is multiplied when you volunteer at a live TEDxCharlottesville event! You become part of creating that inspiration and sense of community. We invite you to bring your time, talent, and resources to setting up and running the event. We want all of our volunteers to be evangelists for the event and we also have fun defined roles that you can choose from, so volunteer today!

Because of our great benefits and moderate time commitments, we gain large numbers of requests to volunteer each year, so if you sign up, make sure you show up. Fun will ensue!


  • Opportunity to help create the magic                    
  • TEDxCharlottesville custom t-shirt
  • Admission to the after party
  • Opportunity to engage with brilliant free-thinkers

What’s the commitment?

Being a part of TEDxCharlottesville is a serious commitment. If you do wish to volunteer, whether it’s as a team leader or a worker bee, please remember that the commitment is real and that we will depend on you for at least the following:

  • Be an evangelist leading up to and during the event, dropping event promo cards everywhere you can think and representing TEDxCharlottesville on your social media channels.
  • TEDxCharlottesville is a volunteer-based organization. If you sign up, show up

What can you do as a volunteer?

There will be many tasks we hope you will become excited about, from greeting and directing guests, to working to feed 1000 attendees in an hour, to working closely with steering committee members and team leaders.  You may fit into one or many of these positions, but we will always consider what you want to do first, rather than what positions we need filled. We know you’re volunteering your time and energy, and if you’re not enjoying the work you do, we don’t want to have you doing it.

If you’re ready to take the next step, sign up to receive our volunteer updates. You’ll be informed when our next volunteer meeting is and how to get involved.

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Become A Sponsor

Our generous and enthusiastic sponsors not only help us to create the very best TEDx experience we possibly can but also allow us to provide hundreds of free tickets for deserving students in Central Virginia.

Please join us in making TEDx in Charlottesville an annual event that inspires thousands by contacting our Sponsors and Partners committee today. You may contact Ann Kingston at