If you’ve ever browsed YouTube or listened to podcasts, you have likely heard of TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design). Yet not everyone is familiar with TED’s related TEDx events. So what exactly is TEDx?
TEDx gathers creative, thoughtful individuals together for a day of learning, collaboration, and growth. Coordinated independently with the support of volunteers, TEDx events take place at college campuses and in cities around the world. Hosts brings their unique style to TEDx, but all events feature brief, dynamic presentations.
How does this relate to TED? TED and TEDx share a mission of spreading ideas worth sharing. TED offers talks on topics ranging from science to business to an international audience. TEDx brings the TED energy to the local level, where people can spark conversations in the context of their own neighborhood.
At a TEDx event, you will encounter speakers representing diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Arriving from all over the country, they open up conversations across a wide array of topics. Between presentations, space is available for open discussions, networking, and sometimes entertainment via local artists. The aim is to spark a conversation, which lasts well beyond the event itself.