What is a TEDx event?
Have you ever heard of TED talks? The TED talks you see online are from the major TED events. A TEDx event is an independently organized TED event that organizers from around the world produce in their home towns. You can get a TED-like experience in Lancaster, PA! While watching TED talks online can be inspiring, the real magic happens at a TED or TEDx event. Why? These events bring together like-minded people that want to change the world, or themselves. They connect with one another, share their dreams and goals, and find comfort knowing that there are others just like them. A TEDx event combines live speakers and TED talk videos to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. It exposes attendees to different viewpoints. It inspires, motivates, and educates. It also highlights the great "ideas worth spreading" that are currently taking place right in your own area. Attend TEDxLancaster, or any other TED or TEDx event, and see why attendees say they feel like they've found their "tribe."
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 Sarck, 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 education 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.