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

Diversity

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

Collaboration

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

Innovation

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

Sustainability

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

FUN

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

Accuracy

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.

Creativity

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.

FAQs

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.

Board of Directors

Monet Silva

Monet Silva

Chair
Adrian Carver

Adrian Carver

Vice Chair
Jason Griffin

Jason Griffin

Secretary
Charles Reardon

Charles Reardon

Treasurer
Tim Nisly

Tim Nisly

Founder
Amanda Bergamo

Amanda Bergamo

Chair Emeritus
Jazmin Estrada

Jazmin Estrada

Dr. Art Kaufman

Dr. Art Kaufman

Nyra Keckin

Nyra Keckin

Bill Meador

Bill Meador

Justyna La Pay

Justyna La Pay

Keith West-Harrison

Keith West-Harrison

Leadership Team

Beth Haley

Beth Haley

Executive Director and Operations Team Lead
Marina Daldalian

Marina Daldalian

Volunteer Team Lead
Lioba Weir

Lioba Weir

Communications Team Lead
Mariah Harrison

Mariah Harrison

Programming Team Lead
Amanda Powers

Amanda Powers

Partnerships Team Lead
Angela Muhanga

Angela Muhanga

Event Coordination Team Lead
Celestina Garcia

Celestina Garcia

Women's Event Co-Curator
Alicia Kirson

Alicia Kirson

Women's Event Co-Curator
Van Overton

Van Overton

Ed Event Co-Curator
Sara Barr

Sara Barr

Ed Event Co-Curator

Core Team

Alicia Gilliam

Alicia Gilliam

Women's Event Coordinator
Alyssa Metoyer

Alyssa Metoyer

Social Media Specialist
Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

Video Assets Specialist
Ashley Biggers

Ashley Biggers

Women's Event Communications
Beth Hemmerich

Beth Hemmerich

Adventures Coordinator
Carol Clegg

Carol Clegg

Speaker Coordinator
Chad McDaniel

Chad McDaniel

Multimedia Coordinator
Cheyenne Bsaies

Cheyenne Bsaies

Community Outreach Coordinator
Dani Adams

Dani Adams

Writing Coordinator
Dionna Moreno

Dionna Moreno

Volunteer Coordinator
Ebony Booth

Ebony Booth

VIP Experience
Ellen Gallegos

Ellen Gallegos

Design Coordinator
Gabe Mounce

Gabe Mounce

Ed Event Speaker Coordinator
Helly Torres

Helly Torres

Customer Service Coordinator
Jayme Chester

Jayme Chester

Speaker Specialist
Jane Betterton

Jane Betterton

Ed Event Speaker Coordinator
Jose Gutierrez

Jose Gutierrez

Slides Specialist
Keith Little

Keith Little

Engagement Partners Coordinator
Krystle Rodriguez-Barth

Krystle Rodriguez-Barth

Stage Coordinator
Liam Murray

Liam Murray

Writing Specialist
Liz Roberts

Liz Roberts

Volunteer Coordinator
Maggie Newman

Maggie Newman

VIP Experience
Michael Enoch

Michael Enoch

Volunteer Coordinator
Mike Suarez

Mike Suarez

A/V Coordinator
Mustafa Al-Mashhadani

Mustafa Al-Mashhadani

Photo Assets Specialist
Nicole Grundhoffer

Nicole Grundhoffer

Traditional Media Coordinator
Rick Sherwood

Rick Sherwood

Digital Media Coordinator
Ryan Eden

Ryan Eden

Tickets & Registration Coordinator
Sheri Barlow

Sheri Barlow

Promotions Specialist
Subha Shettigar

Subha Shettigar

Adventures Specialist
Zia Cross

Zia Cross

Performance Coordinator

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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