Who We Are

TEDxABQ introduces new ideas and perspectives to elevate community engagement, connection, and enthusiasm for our future. TEDxABQ programs create a culture of involved and curious citizens in New Mexico who are passionate about learning and dedicated to taking action to improve our community.

Core Values


We provide a venue for respectful conversations and exchange of ideas among all people.


We seek out opportunities to collaborate and support our valued partners, sponsors, audience, speakers and volunteers.


We constantly work to improve our community impact and stakeholder experience.


We look for ways to minimize the ecological footprint of our events.


We incorporate a positive and open-minded spirit into everything we do.


We dedicate ourselves to sharing reliable and accurate information from the TEDxABQ stage.

Servant Leadership

We celebrate, support, and provide opportunities for the dedicated volunteers who sustain this organization.


We seek to showcase and honor original thinking in every discipline.

Celebrate New Mexico

New Mexico is our home and we love it. We support and celebrate the people, businesses and culture of our State.


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxABQ, where x = independently organized TED event.

At our TEDxABQ event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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We build community through the power of ideas

Our Team

Since its inception in 2010, TEDxABQ has always been a volunteer-driven organization. Our volunteers do everything from speaker selection, event coordination and volunteer management to marketing, fundraising, and graphic design.

So the next time you see one of our wonderful volunteers, give them a hug. They deserve it.

  • Jazmin Estrada
    Jazmin Estrada
    Board Member & TEDxYouth@ABQ Curator
  • Joanie Griffin
    Joanie Griffin
    Marketing Team
  • Monet Silva
    Monet Silva
    Board Member & Volunteer Coordinator
  • Angie Alley
    Angie Alley
    Speaker Coach
  • Krystle Rodriguez- Barth
    Krystle Rodriguez- Barth
    Production Team
  • Gabe Mounce
    TEDxABQED Speaker Coordinator
  • Amanda Powers Headshot
    Amanda Powers
    Partnerships Lead
  • Dr. Art Kaufman
    Dr. Art Kaufman
    Board Member
  • Merv Jersak
    Merv Jersak
    Speaker Coach
  • Beth Haley Pic
    Beth Haley
    Executive Director
  • Phillip Torres
    Phillip Torres
  • Sara Barr
    TEDxABQED Curator
  • Bill Meador
    Bill Meador
    Spreader of the TED
  • Megan Leahy
    Megan Leahy
    Marketing Team
  • Tim Nisly
    Tim Nisly
    Founder | Board Member
  • Gutierrez
    Jose Gutierrez
    Production Team
  • Beth Hemmerich
    Beth Hemmerich
    Adventures Coordinator
  • TK O'Geary Pic
    TK O'Geary
    Speaker Coach
  • Lioba Weir Pic
    Lioba Weir
    Marketing & Social Media
  • Van Overton Pic
    Van Overton
    TEDxYouth@ABQ Co-Curator
  • Raul Garay
    Raul Garay
    Website Intern
  • Amanda Bergamo
    Amanda Bergamo
    Board President
  • Jason Griffin Pic
    Jason Griffin
    Board Secretary & Web Guru
  • Marina Daldalian
    Marina Daldalian
    Volunteer Coordinator
  • Zoe Lawrence
    Zoe Lawrence
    Production Team
  • Spring Griffin
    Spring Griffin
    Marketing Team
  • Ellen Gallegos
    Ellen Gallegos
  • Alyssa Metoyer
    Alyssa Metoyer
    Marketing Team
  • Jane Betterton
    TEDxABQED Speaker Coordination Team
  • Gregory Lay Pic
    Gregory Lay
    Speaker Coach

Are you interested in joining our team?

We love meeting new people! No matter your skill set, there is a volunteer role with your name on it at TEDxABQ.

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