TED’s mission of “Ideas Worth Spreading” now reaches far beyond the yearly conferences, encompassing a variety of projects and initiatives that leverage the power of ideas to change the world.
Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue. The TEDx program allows communities around the world to create their own independent, TED-like events. Under a TEDx license, hosts curate their own programs, combining brilliant live speakers with TEDTalks videos.
People are drawn to TEDx for the same reasons they are drawn to TED. Coordinated by incredibly passionate TED community members, they attract each area’s local leaders, academics, artists and innovators. There have been TEDx events on college campuses, at advertising agencies, in multimillion-dollar auditoriums and in African squatter cities. Wherever in the world a TEDx is held, at whatever level of privilege or need, those who attend it have come to learn, to exchange ideas and to understand how these ideas can impact our future. In both attendees and speakers at TEDx, we see the same open-mindedness and curiosity that has come to be characteristic of TED.
We’re looking for global partners to support the TEDx program. There are several ways to be involved; just as every TEDx event is unique, so are their individual needs. We ask that you contact our partnership team in order to discuss potential opportunities.
That evening the artist, the scientist, the social scientist, the futurist, the creative catalyst, the dream engineer, the polymath, the visionary and pretty much everyone else went home knowing that all is not lost, for in good ideas the future is certainly bright.
Attendee of TEDx Nairobi