Suggest A Theme For TEDxPiscataquaRiver

Do you have an idea for a theme that would be broad enough to encompass a lot of really cool talks and performances? Please, let us know!

If your theme suggestion is picked, you will win two tickets to the 2016 event, which is happening next May.

What is a TEDx Theme?

According to TED, a theme should be broad enough to leave room for a wide range of topics and speakers. It’s like a title or tagline for the event.

A theme is not a topic or single subject like, “sustainability,” “medicine,” or “happiness,” but should be broad and overarching.

Examples of different themes that were used by other TED and TEDx events:

  • The Great Unveiling
  • The Big Questions
  • Icons, Geniuses, Mavericks
  • The Substance of Things Not Seen

You want to choose a theme that can be interpreted loosely, so that you can be as diverse with your talks and speakers as possible. For example, the theme titled, “The Substance of Things Not Seen,” included the following speakers and topics:

  • An artist who creates microscopic sculptures
  • A politician talking about the un-seen poor
  • An astrophysicist explaining the existence of black holes, even though we cannot see them


We will be taking suggestions online at until September 27th.

If we pick YOUR suggested theme, you’ll get two tickets to attend the event!