TED is a global community focused on meaningful change through the power of ideas. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design.
Since then, its scope has become even broader, from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages, online and in the real world. Today, many of the world’s leading thinkers and doers share their ideas at TED or on TED.com.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. These events are open source, local and community driven events that inspire innovation, thought leadership and visionary insight. Our event is called TEDxGreshamPlace, where x=independently organised TED event.
The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organised.