Technology, Entrepreneurship, Design

TEDxFultonStreet is a conference series, where provocative topics are explored by extraordinary achievers. Our 80+ TED Talks have earned over 4,000,000 views.

Aaron Sylvan introducing TEDxFultonStreet

TEDxFultonStreet has no live events scheduled at the moment, but you are welcome to nominate a presenter or read about TEDxFultonStreet. To be notified about future events, our mailing list is at Our videos and interviews are all at

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Our journey began with TEDxFultonStreet 2014 “Chrysalis”, which explored radical transformations. Since then we have released over 80 TED Talks, as well as off-stage interviews and other videos. We have conducted large in-person events with live speakers, as well as intimate salons, and online events.

Our multi-theme conferences are full-day events in theaters for 300+:

TriBeCa Performing Arts Center

Schimmel Center for the Arts

Photos from the “Chrysalis” and “Charge” events, at TriBeCa Performing Arts Center (TPAC) and at Schimmel Center.

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Who Speaks at TEDxFultonStreet?

Presenters are extra-ordinary individuals who have helped to shape our world. We have had talks from billion-dollar entrepreneurs, a deep-sea treasure hunter, a hostage negotiator, a Broadway producer, a drug smuggler, a monk, a cosmetics mogul, a star of “Shark Tank”, a Black Panther, an urban revitalization expert, musicians, explorers, fashion models, holographers, architects, graphic designers, computer hackers, and more. Check out our Presenters!

Our single-theme events are short salons for an audience of 100:

Rise NYC

Bennett Media Studio

“Things You Can’t Have” was hosted in the private theater of a TV executive.
“Why People Say Yes or No” took place inside a FinTech startup accelerator.

Sometimes we convene small groups for simulcast events:

TEDLive 2015

TEDLive 2015

TEDLive 2019

TEDLive 2019

Livestreams with discussions can meet in any screening room or conference space.

Since our debut in 2014, TEDxFultonStreet has released over 80 TED Talks, as well as off-stage interviews and other videos. We have conducted live in-person events as well as online events. View our playlists on YouTube.

Audience at TEDxFultonStreet 2015

Audience at TEDxFultonStreet

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Why Fulton Street?

Fulton Street is urban design, conceptual art, and marketing — all wrapped together. It begins in Lower Manhattan, and then continues in Brooklyn on the other side of the East River. The two ends were connected by one of Robert Fulton’s steamboats.

We see it symbolically: as a manifestation of entrepreneurship, and as a creative bridge between communities.

The downtown Manhattan area near Fulton Street is vibrant with business, finance, and engineering. The corresponding segment in Brooklyn is home to colleges and universities.

These are our people: the creators, the lifelong learners, the world-changers.


What kind of business is this?

TEDxFultonStreet is an independently operated, officially licensed, franchise of the world-famous TED Talks. This means that we follow the structure and spirit of TED, but the curation decisions are our own and all aspects of the production are handled by the volunteers of

We operate under the fiscal sponsorship of Silver Squirrel Foundation, which is a federally recognized 501(c)3 not-for-profit based in New York City. The Board and Senior Management of TEDxFultonStreet accept no salary or compensation of any kind.


Corporate partners subsidize our events with cash and in-kind donations, but they do not speak on stage or influence our curation of presenters.

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