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.
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.
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.
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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.
On campus at Purdue University in Indiana.
Through Brookings High School in South Dakota.
Through Lakeview High School in Texas.
Through Williamsport Area High School, Pennsylvania.
On campus at Birzeit University in Palestine.
Through Punahou School in Hawaii.
In the city of Jamshedpur, India.
Through Neuqua Valley High School in Illinois.
Through Redondo Union High School, California.
Through Inglemoor High School, Washington.
Through J. P. Stevens High School in New Jersey.
Through SOS Children's Village in Addis Ababa.
On campus at UC Berkeley in California.
In the city of Ludhiana, India.
Through Pine-Richland High School in Pennsylvania.
Through the British School of Kuwait in Kuwait City.
City of London
Through the London School in England.
In the city of Bratislava, Slovakia.
Through Interlake High School in Washington.
Through Mission San Jose High School in California.
Through Montgomery High School in New Jersey.
S.W. San Jose
Through Lynbrook High School in California.
Through Hightstown High School in New Jersey.
Through High Technology High School in New Jersey.
Through the Modern School in India.
Through Sri Chaitanya School in India.
Through the Horace Mann School in New York.
Through CBC Monkstown Park in Ireland.
Through Earl of March Secondary School in Ontario.
Through the Darlington School in Georgia.
Through Brooklyn Technical High School in New York.
Through Vidyashilp Academy in India.
Through Chaparral High School in Colorado.
Through Saint Joseph High School in Michigan.
Through Fairfield Warde High School in Connecticut.
Through Cranbrook-Kingswood Upper School in Michigan.
Through Homestead High School in Wisconsin.
Through Mercer Island High School in Washington.
Through Syosset High School in New York.
Through St. John's School in British Columbia.
Through Godwin High School in Virginia.
Through the Institute of Notre Dame in Maryland.
Through Xavier College Prep in California.
In the city of Lyon, France.
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 Riverside STEM Academy in California.
Through James B. Conant High School in Illinois.
Through Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey.
Through Fort Lee High School in New Jersey.
Through Palisades Park High School in New Jersey.
In the city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Through the American School of Madrid in Spain.
Through Dougherty Valley High School in California.
Through Marksville Secondary School in Ontario.
Through James Madison High School in Virginia.
Through Saratoga High School in California.
Through Troy High School in Michigan.
Through Boston University in Massachusetts.
Through Al Dhafra Private School in the United Arab Emirates.
Through the Marymount School in New York.
Through Hefei No. 1 High School in China.
Through Centennial Collegiate in Saskatchewan.
Through the Vermont Commons School in Vermont.
Palm Beach Gardens
Through The Benjamin High School in Florida.
Through London Central Secondary School in Ontario.
Through Westdale Secondary School in Ontario.
Through Spring-ford Senior High School in Pennsylvania.
Through Karachi Grammar School in Pakistan.
Through Williamsville East High School in New York.
Through Westborough High School in Massachusetts.
Through Chaparral High School in Arizona.
Through Hopkinton High School in Massachusetts.
Through Middlesex School in Massachusetts.
Through Victoria Park Collegiate Institute in Ontario.
Through the High School for Gifted Students in Vietnam.
Through West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South in New Jersey.
Ho Chi Minh City
Through Saigon South International School in Vietnam.
Through Forest Hills Northern High School in Michigan.
Through Pascack Valley Regional High School District in New Jersey.
In the city of Morgantown, West Virginia.
Through George Mason University in Virginia.
In the city of Patna, India.
Through William A. Shine Great Neck South High School in New York.
Through Willowmoore High School in South Africa.
Through the University of Calabar in Nigeria.
Through Tenafly High School in New Jersey.
In the city of Lagos, Nigeria.
Through Archbishop Mitty High School in California.
In the city of Bhubaneswar, India.
Through Bolsa Grande High School in California.
Through Aditya Birla World Academy in India.
Through Forest Hills High School in New York.
Through Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York.
In the city of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Through Temple City High School in California.
Through Auckland Institute of Technology in New Zealand.
In the city of Vadodara, India.
Through Edina High School in Minnesota.
Through Abbey Park High School in Ontario.
Through Jaishree Periwal International School in India.
Through Chaminade High School in New York.
Through LaSalle College High School in Pennsylvania.
In the city of Auburn, Alabama.
Through Independence High School in Mississippi.
Through Stanton College Preparatory High School in Florida.
In the city of South Brunswick, New Jersey.
Through South High School in Bakersfield, California.
Through Christ University in India.
Through Greenwich High School in Connecticut.
Through Great Mills High School in Maryland.
Through Delhi Public School in India.
Through George Mason High School in Ohio.
Through McNair Academic High School in New Jersey.
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TILE + Africa
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