x = independently organised event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TEDWomen is a three-day conference about the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers. The program of speakers, workshops, events — and daring discussions — has sparked some of TED’s most iconic moments yet.
TEDWomen brings together a global community of women and men interested in exploring how change begins: with innovative thinkers who catalyze ideas toward action. Over the past few years, TEDWomen and TEDxWomen have launched some powerful ideas into the world.
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 former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, the recently launched TED-Ed platform for students and educators, the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide, and TEDBooks, short e-books by speakers that elaborate on a single idea originally presented on TED’s stage. 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 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 its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
For more information:
TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration
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x = 本地獨立組織的項目
TEDx 項目，秉持著「傳播有價值的思想」的理念，授權世界各國的人組織類似 TED 形式的活動，並邀請當地社區的演講者分享創新想法。TEDx活動結合國際TEDTalks視頻和現場演講，以小組形式引發深入的討論和聯繫。這些本地自發項目都被標記為TEDx，其中x 代表獨立組織的TED活動。 TED大會為TEDx計劃提供了指導和方針，但TEDx活動均由獨立團體（根據大會規則）舉辦，並非由TED組織。
TED 是一個致力於“傳播有價值的想法”的非牟利組織，第一場TED 大會於1984年在美國加州舉辦。TED 大會的特色是讓全世界各行各業的思想家和行動家獲得18分鐘去宣揚突破性的議題。大會更把最優秀的演講放到網站TED.com供全世界免費觀看。過去的講者包括比爾蓋茨、阿爾戈爾、珍妮·古道爾等多位知名人士。
TED的其他項目包括專為學生和教育者而設的TED-Ed 平台、讓義工即時傳譯演講的Open Translation Project和討論講者議題的TEDBooks。此外， TED 每年都會甄選擁有卓越想法去改變世界的人士授予TED大獎，總值100萬美元獎金以作鼓勵。而TED 夥伴計劃幫助全球致力於改變世界的創新者成爲TED 社區的成員，協助提升項目和活動的成效。
TED’s 大會詳情, 請瀏覽 http://www.ted.com/registration