WHAT WAS THE EVENT ABOUT?
TED and TEDx
What is TED? TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).
TED began in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, and today covers almost all topics – from science to business to global issues – in more than 100 languages.
Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and – ultimately – the world.
On TED.com, we’re building a clearing house of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world.
What is TEDx? The TEDx program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences.
At TEDx events, a screening of TED Talks videos – or a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos – sparks deep conversation and connections at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED.
A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and videos previously recorded at TED conferences are shared with the community. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all of them have features in common.