TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
About TEDx, x = independently organised event
TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to ‘ideas worth spreading’. TED Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, and has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. 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, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2017 Conference will take place on April 24-28th 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; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.