Estimated Amount to be requested from the CSF: $1,000

Letter of Intent:


TEDxUofW is a registered student organization established to bring inspirational and informative TED style talks from speakers in the community to the University of Washington. Since 2012, our organization has sought to give amazing speakers a receptive audience to share their passion. Our organization, purely student-run, has six years in a row had a sold-out event, gathering a collection of creative thinkers, scientific minds, community leaders, environmental activists, and many more. Our TEDx conference is one of the largest events on campus and has been a great opportunity to allow students to try their hand in fields of professional interest.

In the past, our conference has hosted multiple environmentally-minded speakers and we continue to strive to create a platform for messages about environmental as well as social sustainability. Given that TEDx was founded to facilitate “ideas worth spreading” including those that promote environmentally-friendly causes, we believe that our project directly aligns with CSF’s mission of fostering an environmentally conscious culture.

Everyone on the TEDxUofW team is extremely passionate about opening up our conference to everyone and anyone, but one limitation standing is the cost of attendance. With your help and sponsorship, we can reduce our ticket prices so we can spread more ideas to students that would have otherwise not been able to attend.Your support will allow us to share our conference with more people as well as continue to spread our message for years to come.

See below for additional information including our budget and other files outlining the details of the event.

Primary Contact First & Last Name: Maya Gopalan