TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. TED believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we're building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.
TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Our agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
At TEDx events live TED-style talks and videos previously recorded at TED conferences are shared with the community. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all of them have features in common.
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.
TEDxBristol is an independent, voluntary, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to creating thought provoking, original, world-class TEDx talks and delivering inspirational, inclusive and friendly TEDx events in Bristol.
Now in its 5th year, TEDxBristol is one of the biggest TEDx events in the UK and has been granted a ‘level 2’ licence by TED.com. This means the event will run for two days in 2017, attracting 4000+ delegates and thousands more joining online.
In 2015 TEDxBristol played to a sell-out audience at Colston Hall, trended 7th in the UK on Twitter and reached 2.7 million people online. Delegates from across the country attend TEDxBristol to source new ideas, make contacts and experience the infectious optimism of our speakers and workshops.
Join us to be part of the conversation, to spread ideas worth spreading, and make your contribution to the biggest ideas bank in the world!