About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local,
self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep
discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx,
where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general
guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
(Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a
four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its
mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the
world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of
these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have
included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson,
Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British
Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are
posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and
interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the
educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where
exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating
their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting
local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows
program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the
impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks,
or on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.
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