TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a
four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those
world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world's leading
thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available,
at TED.com. TED speakers
included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck,
Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major
events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in
Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm
Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among
fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interacctive transcripts as well as
the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.
TED has established the annual TED Prize, where
exceptional individual with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into
TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized
events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing
innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with
help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration.
Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.