TED is a global platform with an annual conference that brings together the world’s leading thinkers, social entrepreneurs, and change-makers to share ideas that matter in any discipline—technology, entertainment, design, science, environment, business. The talks at the conference, “TED Talks,” are then made available for free online at TED.com. Over 100 million people view TED videos.
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.)