What Is TED?

TED started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design.

TED is now a global foundation devoted to

Ideas Worth Spreading*

What Is TEDx?

TEDx is an open source, local community-driven event to inspire innovation, thought leadership and visionary insight.

It is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences in their own community.

TEDx began as a grand experiment. The program has been embraced with passion and dedication by hundreds of volunteer communities across the planet.


*Knowledge in dangerously addictive short doses.