What is so amazing about it? You are about to join a global movement of:
Over 15,000 TEDx events happening all over the world in:
Over 2500 host cities and 190 host countries!
There are over 100,000 TEDx talks currently on YouTube and 3.0 billion views of the TEDxTalks on the YouTube channel
There are 3500 talks featured on TED.com and over 3 billion views of the TEDxTalks on TED.com... and the numbers are increasing!
Note: As of July 2017. Statistics based on the “State of the X” report published by TED Conferences LLC on October 19th, 2017. Most recent numbers can be found on the official TEDx Innovations blog.
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.