On March 28, 2018 the first ever TEDxCEU conference was held at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.

The theme of the conference was 'Chasing the Purpose', and it was chosen as a gateway to bring the diverse CEU community and the locals together for a day full of inspiration and learning.

The purpose behind this conference was not only to listen to speakers who would share their ideas but also to inspire the attendees to draw clearer paths for chasing their own purpose in life.