It's a smaller local version of the international TED conferences that highlight people with innovative ideas.
TED stands for technology, entertainment and design.
Molly Schofield is emceeing the event for a second year.
"But often times in Bend we move here for the lifestyle and we may be out on the soccer sidelines and don't know what our neighbors and friends are doing. There are so many intelligent people here. And this event highlights ideas that may be the next start up or next non profit locally."
TEDX Bend gets underway Saturday at Summit High School starting at 1 P.M.
Tickets are sold out for the auditorium, but are avaialble for the live stream.