TEDxGatewayArch – a TED-licensed event featuring talks in the renowned TED Talk style, creative performances, and innovative exhibits – will take place for the fifth consecutive year on Fri., Oct. 27 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) campus at 1 University Blvd. Tickets go on sale September 14 at 9 a.m. and are expected to sell out.


The theme of this year’s conference will be “Ripple Effect” and features local thought-leaders sharing their single greatest idea, aiming to be the drop of water that creates a wave of change and transformation. TEDx events are designed to provide intentional cross-pollinated networking opportunities that spark new perspectives and build connections – sending ripple effects of possibility throughout the St. Louis region.


All 14 speakers and entertainers bring different thought-provoking perspectives and diverse backgrounds to the conference. Each presenter has an intrinsic connection to St. Louis, helping accelerate the city as a hub of innovation and ideas. The event, which is dubbed “the smartest happy hour in St. Louis”, includes entertainment and networking opportunities, as well as interactive exhibitors from local tech, design, and community-building organizations.


Tickets start at $25 per person and include happy hour, snacks, and an after party. VIP tickets cost $125 per person and include seating in the first 10 rows, a swag bag, access to private event, dinner, drinks and entertainment. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.TEDxGatewayArch.org.



  • Occurred Friday, October 27th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Touhill Performing Arts Center

1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121