• We make conversations with leaders, innovators,

    and entrepreneurs accessible to everyone.

    200 student-run conversation series in 32 countries. Start one in your location.

    TILE IS DIFFERENT.

    OUR EVENTS ARE LIVE, PARTICIPATORY, AND ALWAYS FREE.

    TILE is the world's largest conversation series, meaning that speakers talk with the audience, not to the audience. Every event is one-hour long and features a different guest discussing their stories, insights, and advice.

    STEP 1

    You AND A FEW FRIENDS indicate interest IN STARTING A TILE CONVERSATION SERIES.

    Once you indicate interest, we'll make sure that your location doesn't already have a TILE chapter.

    STEP 2

    WE SEnd you the TILE MANUAL.

    The TILE Manual will guide you through starting and running a conversation series. The Manual is comprehensive and will provide the process and resources every step of the way, from finding a venue to selecting speakers. If you ever have questions about the TILE Manual, our support team will be there to help out within 24 hours.

    STEP 3

    You follow the TILE MANUAL and PUT TOGETHER a successful season of TALKS.

    You and your friends gain valuable leadership skills and an unparalleled experience while building your resume and helping your community. After one season, you can choose to put on another season of talks or pass your TILE chapter along to a new group of students.

  • The nitty-gritty.

    What is TILE?

    Talks on Innovation, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship. Started by high school students from Portland, Oregon, TILE is a worldwide network of independent student-run chapters, each of which put on talks in their area using the TILE Manual. Currently, TILE is the world's largest conversation series. 

     

    One of our goals is to inspire the use of innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship as a force for good, and TILE chapters are encouraged to present speakers who reflect the pinnacle of ethical and thoughtful behavior.

    What are TILE talks?

    TILE talks are the free events that chapters organize and operate using the TILE Manual. Starting and operating TILE talks requires no monetary investment and can be done by anyone in the world, because our events are extremely streamlined and rely on in-kind donations. Each season has a few events taking place one weekday evening a month.

     

    Each event features a 30-40 minute on-stage interview with a local business or non-profit leader, followed by 20-30 minutes of questions from the audience. The TILE Manual provides everything you need: selection criteria for speakers, tips on inviting speakers to your event, and suggested questions to ask during the on-stage interview.

    How many people does it take?

    Each chapter typically has a core team of three people: the Content Coordinator, responsible for the speakers; the Logistics Coordinator, responsible for the event space and day-of-event volunteers; and the Marketing Coordinator, responsible for developing and implementing a marketing plan. Every core team role is equally important and requires commitment.

  • Reach out.

    Have a question, idea, or concern?

    Interested in speaking at a TILE event?

    Drop us a line.

  • Our flagship chapter in Oregon.

    Purdue

    On campus at Purdue University in Indiana.

    Brookings

    Through Brookings High School in South Dakota.

    Austin

    Through Westlake High School in Texas.

    Toronto

    Through Bayview Secondary School in Ontario.

    Williamsport

    Through Williamsport Area High School, Pennsylvania.

    West Bank

    On campus at Birzeit University in Palestine.

    Honolulu

    Through Punahou School in Hawaii.

    Jamshedpur

    In the city of Jamshedpur, India.

    W. Chicago

    Through Neuqua Valley High School in Illinois.

    W. LA

    Through Redondo Union High School, California.

    N. Seattle

    Through Inglemoor High School, Washington.

    Edison

    Through J. P. Stevens High School in New Jersey.

    Ethiopia

    Through SOS Children's Village in Addis Ababa.

    Vancouver

    Through Templeton Secondary School in British Columbia.

    Berkeley

    On campus at UC Berkeley in California.

    Ludhiana

    In the city of Ludhiana, India.

    N. Pittsburgh

    Through Pine-Richland High School in Pennsylvania.

    Kuwait

    Through the British School of Kuwait in Kuwait City.

    City of London

    Through the London School in England.

    Bratislava

    In the city of Bratislava, Slovakia.

    Bellevue

    Through Interlake High School in Washington.

    Fremont

    Through Mission San Jose High School in California.

    Yemen

    Through Al-Kuwait High School in Sana'a.

    Montgomery

    Through Montgomery High School in New Jersey.

    S.W. San Jose

    Through Lynbrook High School in California.

    Hightstown

    Through Hightstown High School in New Jersey.

    Lincroft

    Through High Technology High School in New Jersey.

    New Delhi

    Through the Modern School in India.

    Hyderabad

    Through Sri Chaitanya School in India.

    The Bronx

    Through the Horace Mann School in New York.

    Dublin

    Through CBC Monkstown Park in Ireland.

    Ottawa

    Through Earl of March Secondary School in Ontario.

    Rome

    Through the Darlington School in Georgia.

    Brooklyn

    Through Brooklyn Technical High School in New York.

    Albany

    Through Bethlehem Central High School in New York.

    Bangalore

    Through Vidyashilp Academy in India.

    Parker

    Through Chaparral High School in Colorado.    

    Saint Joseph

    Through Saint Joseph High School in Michigan.

    Fairfield

    Through Fairfield Warde High School in Connecticut.

    Bloomfield

    Through Cranbrook-Kingswood Upper School in Michigan.

    Mequon

    Through Homestead High School in Wisconsin.

    Mercer Island

    Through Mercer Island High School in Washington.

    Syosset

    Through Syosset High School in New York.

    Dallas

    Through Independence High School in Texas.

    W. Vancouver

    Through St. John's School in British Columbia.

    Richmond

    Through Godwin High School in Virginia.

    Baltimore

    Through the Institute of Notre Dame in Maryland.

    Palm Desert

    Through Xavier College Prep in California.

    Lyon

    In the city of Lyon, France.

    Singapore

    Through St. Joseph's Institution in Singapore.

    N.W. San Jose

    In the city of San Jose, California.

    St. Louis Park

    Through St. Louis Park High School in Minnesota.

    Madrid

    Through IES Ramiro de Maeztu in Spain.

    Riverside

    Through Riverside STEM Academy in California.

    Hoffman Estates

    Through James B. Conant High School in Illinois.

    Norco

    Through John F. Kennedy Middle College High School in California.

    Sayreville

    Through Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey.

    Fort Lee

    Through Fort Lee High School in New Jersey.

    Palisades Park

    Through Palisades Park High School in New Jersey.

    Tashkent

    In the city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

    West Madrid

    Through the American School of Madrid in Spain.

    San Ramon

    Through Dougherty Valley High School in California.

    Markham

    Through Marksville Secondary School in Ontario.

    Tysons

    Through James Madison High School in Virginia.

    Saratoga

    Through Saratoga High School in California.

    Troy

    Through Troy High School in Michigan.

    BU

    Through Boston University in Massachusetts.

    Al Ain

    Through Al Dhafra Private School in the United Arab Emirates.

    Marymount

    Through the Marymount School in New York.

    Anhui

    Through Hefei No. 1 High School in China.

    Saskatoon

    Through Centennial Collegiate in Saskatchewan.

    South Burlington

    Through the Vermont Commons School in Vermont.

    Palm Beach Gardens

    Through The Benjamin High School in Florida.

    London

    Through London Central Secondary School in Ontario.

    Hamilton

    Through Westdale Secondary School in Ontario.

    Royersford

    Through Spring-ford Senior High School in Pennsylvania.

    Karachi

    Through Karachi Grammar School in Pakistan.

    Williamsville

    Through Williamsville East High School in New York.

    Westborough

    Through Westborough High School in Massachusetts.

    Scottsdale

    Through Chaparral High School in Arizona.

    Hopkinton

    Through Hopkinton High School in Massachusetts.

    Concord

    Through Middlesex School in Massachusetts.

    North York

    Through Victoria Park Collegiate Institute in Ontario.

    Hanoi

    Through the High School for Gifted Students in Vietnam.

    West Windsor

    Through West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South in New Jersey.

    Ho Chi Minh City

    Through Saigon South International School in Vietnam.

    Grand Rapids

    Through Forest Hills Northern High School in Michigan.

    Pascack Valley

    Through Pascack Valley Regional High School District in New Jersey.

    Morgantown

    In the city of Morgantown, West Virginia.

    George Mason

    Through George Mason University in Virginia.

    Patna

    In the city of Patna, India.

    Great Neck

    Through William A. Shine Great Neck South High School in New York.

    Benoni

    Through Willowmoore High School in South Africa.

    Calabar

    Through the University of Calabar in Nigeria.

    Tenafly

    Through Tenafly High School in New Jersey.

    Lagos

    In the city of Lagos, Nigeria.

    Mitty

    Through Archbishop Mitty High School in California.

    Bhubaneswar

    In the city of Bhubaneswar, India.

    Garden Grove

    Through Bolsa Grande High School in California.

    Tardeo

    Through Aditya Birla World Academy in India.

    Forest Hills

    Through Forest Hills High School in New York.

    Fieldston

    Through Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York.

    Charlotte

    In the city of Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Temple City

    Through Temple City High School in California.

    Auckland

    Through Auckland Institute of Technology in New Zealand.

    Vadodara

    In the city of Vadodara, India.

    Edina

    Through Edina High School in Minnesota.

    Abbey Park

    Through Abbey Park High School in Ontario.

    Jaipur

    Through Jaishree Periwal International School in India.

    Mineola

    Through Chaminade High School in New York.

    Glenside

    Through LaSalle College High School in Pennsylvania.

    Auburn

    In the city of Auburn, Alabama.

    Coldwater

    Through Independence High School in Mississippi.

    Jacksonville

    Through Stanton College Preparatory High School in Florida.

    South Brunswick

    In the city of South Brunswick, New Jersey.

    Bakersfield

    Through South High School in Bakersfield, California.

    Christ University

    Through Christ University in India.

    Greenwich

    Through Greenwich High School in Connecticut.

    Great Mills

    Through Great Mills High School in Maryland.

    Vasant Kunj

    Through Delhi Public School in India.

    Mason

    Through George Mason High School in Ohio.

    Jersey City

    Through McNair Academic High School in New Jersey.

    Melbourne

    Through Mac.Robertson Girls' High School in Australia.

    E. Austin

    Through Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Texas.

    Fullerton

    Through Fullerton Junior College in California.

    Herricks

    Through Herricks High School in New York.

    Belgrade

    Through Mathematical High School in Serbia.

    Minerva

    Through Minerva Schools at KGI. Seven countries represented.

    UL Dubai

    At Underwriters Laboratories in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    Albuquerque

    Through La Cueva High School in New Mexico.

    Oakridge

    At Oakridge International School in India.

    Calgary

    Through Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School in Alberta.

    Kirkland

    In the city of Kirkland, Washington.

    Beacon

    Through the Beacon School in New York.

    Rabat

    In the city of Rabat, Morocco.

    Santa Ana

    Through Magnolia Science Academy in California.

    Bard

    Through Bard High School Early College in New York.

    Point Pleasant

    Through Point Pleasant High School in West Virginia.

    Hillsboro

    Through Westview High School in Oregon.

    Plovdiv

    Through Acad. Kiril Popov in Bulgaria.

    Raleigh

    Through St. Augustine's University in North Carolina.

    Kota

    In the city of Kota, India.

    Plano

    Through Plano East Senior High School in Texas.

    Chapel Hill

    Through Chapel Hill High School in North Carolina.

    DPS

    Through DPS International School in India.

    Kuala Lumpur

    Through Kuen Cheng High School in Malaysia.

    Hanover

    Through Hanover High School in New Hampshire.

    Hillsborough

    Through Hillsborough High School in New Jersey.

    Hacienda Heights

    Through Glen A. Wilson High School in California.

    Sioux Falls

    Through Roosevelt High School in South Dakota.

    Lakewood

    Through D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School in Colorado.

    Yuma

    Through Gila Ridge High School in Arizona.

    Mumbai

    Through Podar World College in India.

    Houston

    Through Carnegie Vanguard High School in Texas.

    Clear Lake

    Through Clear Lake High School in Texas.

    Brighton

    In the city of Brighton, England.

    Hong Kong

    In the territory of Hong Kong.

    Olney

    Through Our Lady of Good Counsel in Maryland.

    Simsbury

    Through Westminster School in Connecticut.

    Mombasa

    Through the Aga Khan Academy in Kenya.

    Wuhan

    Through Wuhan High School in China.

    Montreal

    In the city of Montreal, Quebec.

    St. Augustine

    Through St. Augustine CHS in Canada.

    Bennett

    Through Bennett University in India.

    Pune

    Through Symbiosis Centre in India.

    Morbi

    In the city of Morbi, India.

    Anaheim Hills

    Through Canyon High School in California.

    Monroe

    In the city of Monroe, New Jersey.

    Irvine

    Through University High School in California.

    Dehradun

    Through the UPES in India.

    Settat

    In the city of Settat, Morocco.

    Chantilly

    Through Westfield High School in Virginia.

    St. Donats

    Through UWC Atlantic College in Wales.

    Olathe

    Through Olathe Northwest High School in Kansas.

    Princeton

    In the city of Princeton, New Jersey.

    Gurgaon

    Through Pathways School Gurgaon in India.

    Durrës

    Through Turgut Özal Durrës High School in Albania.

    Wellesley College

    Through Wellesley College in Massachusetts.

    San Diego

    Through Canyon Crest Academy in California.

    HKIS

    Through Hong Kong International School in Hong Kong.

    Sahakar Nagar

    Through TRiO World Academy in India.

    Mithibai College

    Through Mithibai College in India.

    Sammamish

    Through Skyline High School in Washington.

    Philadelphia

    Through J.R. Masterman in Pennsylvania.

    Wayne

    Through Wayne Hills High School in New Jersey.

    Burbank

    Through Burbank High School in California.

    Winston Churchill

    Through Sir Winston Churchill High School in Alberta.

    Vimanapura

    Through HAL Public School in India.

    Jammu City

    In the city of Jammu City, India.

    La Jolla

    Through The Bishop's School in La Jolla.

    Lucknow

    Through Loreto Convent Intermediate College in India.

    Canterbury

    Through Barton Court Grammar School in England.

    Earl Haig

    Through Earl Haig Secondary School in Ontario.

    Cupertino

    Through Monte Vista High School in California.

    Bodø

    In the city of Bodø, Norway.

    Doylestown

    Through Central Bucks High School in Pennsylvania.

    Montclair

    Through Montclair High School in New Jersey.

    Hanoi-Amsterdam

    Through Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted in Vietnam.

    Shanghai

    Through Shanghai American School in China.

    Stay tuned

    More chapters launching soon.