What is TED?

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

TED is an annual event that brings together the world’s leading thinkers and doers to share ideas that matter in any discipline — technology, entertainment, design, science, humanities, business, development. The talks at the conference, called TED Talks, are then made available to watch for free on TED.com.

Similarly, TEDx is a programme of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDx events, TED talks, video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connections. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx programme, but individual TEDx events are self-organised

Speakers Line Up

Dr Thomas Behrenbeck

Medical Doctor

Jerry Aurum

Professional Photographer

Timo Tjahjanto

Film Writer & Director

Karisha Alifputri

Abang None Jakarta Barat Finalist

Rina Prasetyawaty


Gritte Agatha

Actress and Content Creator

Brata Santoso

Vice President of GO-JEK Indonesia

Ben Parsons

SWA Teacher, Ed-Tech Leader

Chris Bristow

SWA Teacher, Coach, and Chairman of the Development Committee of IUPA

Speakers who have visited

Nila Moeloek

Minister of Health

Jusuf Wanandi

Politician and Educator

Prof. A.N. Kurniawan

Anatomy Pathology Specialist Doctor

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