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.)

About TED

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 Kahneman.

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; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts

as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-

Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative

approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale;

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.

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