TENWEST Impact Festival helps the curious and the impassioned solve the great economic, social, cultural and environmental challenges facing our communities.


Through immersive exhibitions, talks, and interactive experiences, national experts and local heroes will inspire the ideas and facilitate the connections that will empower us to act.

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What's New in twenty two? 

In 2019, TENWEST Impact Festival welcomed 14,000 attendees and then switched to an online format in response to the COVID-19 crisis.  

We are delighted to return in person in 2022 with new events, and a very special 25th anniversary of our signature pitch competition, IdeaFunding. 


TENWEST began in 2015 as Tucson’s answer to South By Southwest, but has since developed into something much more uniquely Tucson. Local, regional, and national attendees will come together to focus on solutions for creating social, environmental, and economic impact. Lead by Startup Tucson, TENWEST is our communities leading innovation festival.