TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.
“TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design – three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future.
The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK, and this November, the TEDIndia Conference will be held in Mysore, India.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx – local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
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.
For more details, please visit TEDx Page on TED.com
TEDxCairo is providing a platform for Egypt’s leading visionaries and storytellers to talk to an energized group of thinkers, as well as to the whole world. At this invitation-only event, a curated group of change-makers, innovators, thinkers, creatives, cultural leaders and social pioneers are witnessing a back-to-back schedule of talks, performances and other multimedia surprises showcasing “Ideas Worth Spreading” from a carefully selected coterie of presenters whom the event organizers ( and their networks ) feel that they have something valuable to be shared.
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