In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. It is a program of local, self-organized events bringing people together to share a TED-like experience. TEDxUnionTerrace will combine TED-Talk video’s and live speakers to spark thought provoking ideas on Sunday, 11th May 2014. The theme this year is “It’s All in the Mind”. Our carefully selected speakers promise to shed light on aspects of life that you may never have considered quite like this before.
This independent TEDx event has been granted by an official license by TED.
TED is an annual event where some of the world's leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. "TED" stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design - three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. Attendees have called it "the ultimate brain spa" and "a four-day journey into the future." The diverse audience -- CEOs, scientists, creative’s, philanthropists -- is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono.
TED was first held in Monterey, California, in 1984. In 2001, Chris Anderson's Sapling Foundation acquired TED from its founder, Richard Saul Wurman. In recent years, TED has expanded to include an international conference (TEDGlobal); media initiatives (including TED Talks and TED.com); and, the TED Prize.