TEDxRockCreekPark is based upon the belief that every person on the planet is born with a purpose and our deepest desire is to fully express that purpose. Our theme, “The Hero’s Journey” is a metaphor for what our life calls us to do and the path that takes us on.

Joseph Campbell first developed the concept of The Hero’s Journey as a way to describe the common narrative he found among many of the world’s great myths and legends. We are borrowing an idea from his work: We are each the hero of our own life’s story!

Come join us for a step on the hero’s journey. You’ll learn how to face tough challenges, maintain your resilience, and notice when you are getting in your own way. You’ll meet people, like you, with challenges, like yours, on a similar journey. And you’ll be invited to consider the hero that you want to be.

TEDxRockCreekPark is especially designed for:

  • Entrepreneurs/ business owners – you are our nation’s economic heroes
  • Educators – you mentor and nurture the next generation of heroes
  • Professional coaches – you help people see the hero within
  • TEDizens – you support the work of heroes everywhere