About TEDxSugarLand

TEDxSugarLand helps spread big ideas and elevate inspired citizenship in Texas. It is a community of thinkers and doers, ideators and creators, activists and enthusiasts. TEDxSugarLand showcases innovative Texans, no matter the sector, who each give the ‘talk of their life’ around a powerful idea.

This diverse group of thought leaders and innovators educate, inspire, and stimulate change with the ultimate goal being deep discussion and action across our communities. TEDxSugarLand is made possible by the work and effort of the broader community: inspiring attendees, a large, committed volunteer team, deeply involved partners and sponsors, and a wealth of brilliant innovators in Texas who donate their time, energy, and talents to contribute to “Ideas Worth Spreading.”


What is TEDx

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 TEDxSugarLand, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSugarLand 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.TEDx is an international community that organizes TED-style events anywhere and everywhere — celebrating locally-driven ideas and elevating them to a global stage. TEDxevents are produced independently of TED conferences, each event curates speakers on their own, but based on TED’s format and rules.


The Venue

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The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center

1700 First Colony Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77479

In 2002, His Highness the Aga Khan and Governor Rick Perry jointly inaugurated the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center in Sugar Land, TX as a place for fostering an appreciation of pluralism and for enhancing relationships among faith communities, government and civil society. Events at the Center aspire to stimulate the intellect, encourage dialogue, and celebrate cultural diversity in the greater Houston area.

Learn more about programming and events at the Center by visiting us on Facebook.
Learn more about Ismaili Centers worldwide at The.Ismaili.


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