TEDxUbud 2019: Movement

October 12th marks our eighth edition. It will be a journey of storytelling, innovation, and learning—celebrating the people and ideas that inspire us and make us think twice about the world around us.

At TEDxUbud 2019, speakers will explore ideas around movement—touching on diverse topics such as choreography and dinosaur movement, forced migration, emotional journeys, the impact of travel, social movements, and the motion of the earth under our feet.

Movement is something we all share and participate in—a universal part of the human story as we cross the borders, lines and boundaries that structure our lives.

Everything in the world, and beyond, is constantly moving, in a state of ebb and flow, changing from one form to another.

Some of our movements are deliberate, as when we choose to travel, or dance. Other movements are beyond our control, or impossible to detect. Sometimes it’s not a pleasant sensation, as when we are forced into movement to escape something, or have to push against the status quo to make a change.

When we say we are moved, we usually talk about emotion arising in our bodies, changing us in some way. When we talk about a movement, we talk about people working together to create social change or spread a new idea across the globe.

We’re now sold out.

Please note that entrance to TEDxUbud is for confirmed attendees only. No stand-by or extra tickets will be available at the door.

The venue: Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets

For 2019, we are heading back to the grounds of the incredible Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets in Ubud.

In a complex of Balinese bales and Javanese joglos, Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets preserves some of the world’s most colorful pieces of art with each house displaying different collections of masks and puppets.

Located just a few miles from the heart of Ubud, the House of Masks and Puppets covers more than one hectare of land surrounded by traditional Balinese villages and rice fields. It is a place where various kinds of masks and puppets from different regions in Indonesia and around the world have been collected, stored, and displayed for public since 2006. The collection includes more than 1,300 masks and 5,700 puppets—all collected as a reference which can be used for various purposes.

What happens during a TEDxUbud event?


Talks and Performances

Experience live TEDx talks and performances firsthand.



Meet local and visiting innovators, from technology, entertainment, design, and a wide range of exciting fields.


Food & Drinks

The perfect way to complement the food for thought we provide. We’ve got you covered with plenty of delicious food from resourceful local vendors and culinary creatives. All included in the ticket price.


Gift Bags

The gift bags are a big part of the TEDxUbud experience—they're actually kind of famous.

“TEDxUbud holds a special place in my heart—one of the best events I have attended—I can see now why it is one of the best places for a TEDx event.”



Interactive experiences and innovations on display.