• We make conversations with leaders, innovators,

    and entrepreneurs accessible to everyone.

    123 student-run conversation series in 21 countries. Start one in your location.

    TILE IS DIFFERENT.

    OUR EVENTS ARE LIVE, PARTICIPATORY, AND ALWAYS FREE.

    TILE is a 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.

  • 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 and accessible 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 10-20 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, who is responsible for interactions with speakers; the Logistics Coordinator, who is responsible for interactions with the event space and day-of-event volunteers; and the Marketing Coordinator, who is responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies. Every core team role is equally important and requires equal commitment. In addition, each event will require day-of-event volunteers for audience management.

  • Our stories.

  • Reach out.

    Have a question, idea, or concern? 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 Lakeview High School in Texas.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Through IES Ramiro de Maeztu in Spain.

    Riverside

    Through Riverside STEM Academy in California.

    Hoffman Estates

    Through James B. Conant High School in Illinois.

    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.

    Stay tuned

    More chapters are launching soon.

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