Welcome to the TEDxUStreetWomen Official website! A local TEDx event celebrating the U Street Corridor community. We are excited that you will be joining us on November 16 in Washington DC for a TED-like experience on a local level. We have a line up of local performances, TEDTalks videos, live speakers, plus enjoy a live simulcast of the TEDWomen
Expect an experience you will never forget. Expect to be wowed. Expect deep discussions about innovative ideas and theories that could change the world. Expect inspiration. Expect to meet fellow Bold, Brilliant and BadAss individuals of all ages, cultures, religions and races.
Expect the Unexpected.
Kim Webster, MBA
U Street Corridor Washington DC
U Street was once truly the heart of black culture in America, attracting locals and visitors for an unparalleled music and nightlife scene. Perhaps not coincidentally, it’s also the birthplace of celebrated DC hero, jazz musician Duke Ellington. Today, this section of the city is as vibrant as ever, anchored by the lively 14th Street corridor to the west and the refurbished Howard Theatre bordering the Shaw neighborhood to the east, where a towering sculpture in reverence to Ellington stands.
Known as Washington’s cultural center at the turn of the century, U Street has long been a backbone of the city’s homegrown jazz, arts, and civil rights movements. Once bearing the scars of riots and protests, today it has regained its rightful place as the street to showcase DC’s vibrant cultural life, from music and food to activism and art. U Street has historically brought Washingtonians together to the sound of its homegrown music, from jazz and blues to rock and go-go. Today its renovated clubs, new restaurants and shops are once again the center of DC’s humming nightlife. U Street is home for those who want to march to their own beat.
It’s both historic and colorful, boasting some of the richest culture of the city and full of bars, restaurants, and boutiques – as well as plenty of DC locals who come to enjoy the culture and the people-watching.
University of the District of Columbia - Student Center
“With the new design, the university now has the opportunity to re-brand itself both physically and metaphorically as a 21st century institution of higher learning.”
UDC New Student Center
The Student Center project at UDC’s Van Ness Campus was a collaboration between Cannon Design as Architect of Record and MMD as Associate Architect. The building is an iconic structure on the District of Columbia’s flagship campus. The building integrates LEED elements to be sensitive to its urban context and environment.
The UDC student center acts as a gateway to the Campus. Along Connecticut Avenue, a new public square and a clock tower mark the new building. The university building serves as a model for sustainability and green practices for not only the students and visitors who utilize the center but also for the community.
The student center has become a hub of student activity and provides resources for the local community. It contains a mix of uses, including a welcome center, a ballroom, space for student government and activity offices, assembly space for university programs, and spaces for student leisure and socializing. It also contains restaurants intended to cater to the planned mix of residential and commuter, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty, staff, and visitors.
What is TEDx
Idea's Worth Spreading
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 TEDxUStreetWomen, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxUStreetWomen event, TED Talks 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.