About TED/TEDx

TED

TED 是非營利組織,從1984年開始,以科技(Technology)、娛樂(Entertainment)、設計(Design)三個領域,將各種點子、想法、作為…串連在一起,目前已成為全球最受歡迎的創意論壇,並建立免費的網路分享平台,讓每個人都能接觸最新資訊與知識。 TED 限定每位講者以18 分鐘,分享創新與創意的內容,透過跨界撞擊、多元交流,彙集世界各地的思想家與執行者,每年在美國 Long Beach&Palm Springs,以及英國 Edingburgh舉辦年會。  

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 speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.  

The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.  

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to organize local, independent TED-like 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 its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.  

Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.

   

TEDx

TEDx 為TED在全球各地的免費授權品牌,相對於TED的全球年會,TEDx採經常性的舉辦,以地方社群為主,如城市、鄉鎮、學校….等,以較小的規模、一致性的規則,讓世界各地夥伴感受和TED相同的經驗,並將內容免費分享在TEDx的共通平台上。

"What is TEDx? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx[name], where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDx[name] event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos — or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos — sparks deep conversation and connections.

TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.