TEDx brings "ideas worth spreading" to communities around the world.

Applications to attend the 2014 event in Grand Rapids are now available.

TEDx events give a diverse group of speakers an opportunity to share their story.

2014 will mark the fourth annual TEDxGrandRapids and will take place on May 7 at the Civic Theatre.

Attendees must submit an application. Those applications are available here.

There will also be a launch party, described as a "festive night of conversation and connecting" on February 4 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Kendall College of Art & Design. Register for that event here.

Watch talks from TEDxGrandRapids 2013.

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