All press requests should be sent to Alyssa Bottone. Alyssa Bottone is the official spokesperson for TEDxNewport. Please note that TEDx event organizers are not able to speak for the TED Conference. Any inquiry regarding TED should be sent to:
Melody Serafino
TEDx Media [email protected]

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The ‘x’ in ‘TEDx’ stands for “independently organized events.” Any headline or text which implies “TED” is coming to [location] is misleading.

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Offical hashtag for social media: #TEDxNewport

TEDxNewport Press Release 9/26/2016

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers.Read More


“We were expecting 50-100 submissions/nominations, so we were very pleased,” said organizer Alyssa Bottone, who is working with a 10-person planning committee for the event. “We are actively narrowing that list down. We’re going to announce the speakers the first week of September.”Read More


What’s Up Newp

At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations). Read More

People interested in speaking do not have to submit a formal talk, just your contact info, your proposal or an outline of your idea, and a short bio about yourself (or the person you’re nominating). You can apply directly through Read More

TED is magnetic, informative and well spoken. His mission statement revolves around technology, entertainment and design. Lucky for us, Alyssa Bottone, a Newport resident, has invited him to visit and he has graciously accepted her invitation. Read More


Today on The Open Forum on WADK, Alyssa Bottone, organizer of TEDxNewport, joined me to tell us all about the event, what to expect, how people can get involved, what inspired her to bring it to Newport and more. Read More



Newport Daily News

Most people know about TED — Technology, Entertainment and Design — talks. There are now more than 2,400 talks available on the website and they have been watched well over 1 billion times worldwide. The offshoot TEDx program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals spark conversation and connection through local TED-like events. Read More