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.)
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; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; 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.
TEDxNortheasternU is being created in the spirit of TED’s mission of Ideas Worth Spreading to Northeastern University. TEDxNortheasternU is designed to give a unique experience of interdisciplinary talks and interactions to the attendees. Check out our 2018 - 2019 team here.
TED covers a variety of topics falling under the categories of
TED = Technology Entertainment and Design. TED is an internationally known organization with substantial influence in these industries. TEDx brings new interdisciplinary ideas to new people and we want to support ideas worth spreading.
Audience experience is one of our priorities at TEDxNortheasternU. Attendees will primarily be comprised of Northeastern University Community members as well as people from the general Boston community. After the event, the video of each speaker will be posted online for potentially millions to see through TED’s video platform.