More than 400 people attended the 2014 TEDxBrum technology event whose theme this year was DIY.
The city's take on the technology, entertainment and design conference series, which was founded in California in 1984, was held in the Library of Birmingham and heard from speakers such as host Anisa Haghdadi, social entrepreneur and founder of Beatfreeks, and Jerrel Jackson, co-founder of Creative Academies.
Four sessions were held throughout the one-day event on themes such as using the web to win, future cities, children as idea makers and how small changes can affect organisations and governments.
Fifteen speakers took part in the conference which also welcomed eight performers and 12 partners including the Library of Birmingham, Hyatt, Bloc Hotel, Packt Publishing and Pure Bar & Kitchen.
TEDxBrum co-curator Imandeep Kaur said: "This team, the people who made this happen in every single way are a family, Birmingham is our home, and we just wanted to make everyone feel welcome, and say please come and join this family.
"Why? Because, really there isn't any going back to normality for us, this is normality. A place where we live, work, play, love, support each other however we can, whenever we can and whatever resources we have."
Now in its third year, TEDxBrum is an independently organised and volunteer-led event.