TEDxGrandRapids returns to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre on May 7.

Applications to attend the event are now open.

A launch party for this year's TEDxGrandRapids is slated Feb. 4 at Downtown Market.

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

TEDxGrandRapids is looking to spread those ideas with an "engaged, creative and curious audience who represent a diverse range of ages, backgrounds, occupations, interests, and areas of expertise."

TEDxGrandRapids is also looking to share via a live stream, including a special Livestream For Education for the fourth consecutive year.

TEDxGrandRapids will share more about this years event, including the theme and an update to their education program, at its launch party 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 4 at Downtown Market, 435 Ionia Ave. SW. Tickets are $10 and include two drink tickets.

TEDxGrandRapids Launch Party Schedule:

  • 6 p.m. -- doors open & first round of drinks
  • 6:30 p.m. -- formal program
  • 7 p.m. - mingle & second drinks
  • 8 p.m. - doors close