In 2012, two enthusiastic individuals contacted Grand Rapids Civic Theatre about potentially producing a new event there: TEDx Grand Rapids. They had the idea, the ability to raise money, and absolutely no idea how such an event could be produced. GRCT’s executive director led them to our office, and seven months later, we produced one of the largest, most successful TEDx events in the country.

KBOgroup developed the stage and production design, engaged our partners to provide graphics, video, and web support, and staffed the entire event. We worked closely with the TEDx volunteer team to create a ‘no-wait’ check in, gourmet, locally-sourced snacks and coffee, an outdoor lunch, and musical performers. It is no exaggeration to say TEDx took the Grand Rapids community by storm. Five years and five shows later, we’re beginning the design of the next show. Want to know more? Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWhlT2UE5lY