TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to over the decades in support of this mission through multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to give “the talk of their lives” in 18 minutes or less. Most of these talks are then made available, for free, on TED.com and via other distribution channels. Past TED speakers include Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan Daniel Kahneman and other lesser known people who deserve the world’s attention
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. Additional recurring events include TEDGlobal, TEDWomen, TEDSummit and TEDFest. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the TED Translators program, through which TEDx talks get captioned and TED talks, TEDx talks and TED-Ed videos are translated into 115+ languages by volunteers around the world; the educational initiative TED-Ed; TED has also established the annual TED Prize, which is granted to an exceptional individual to help them bring a world-changing idea to action; TEDx, through which individuals and groups can host local, self-organized TED-like events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
TEDx is a local, independently organized event based on the TED conference format. It can be organized anywhere in the world based on a free license granted by TED. The “x” stands for “independently organized TED event”. The topics and speakers are chosen by the licensee, subject to the rules in the licence: including that the event must also be non-profit and neither speakers nor organisers can be paid. The participants and supporters of TEDx are united by the same ideals, of working together to give a platform for the sharing of great ideas and inspiration.
TEDx license holders can organise and lead initiatives aimed at integrating the local community and to jointly developing positive solutions for their environment. These activities can include TEDxSalons, TEDxAdventures and TEDxLive, as well as the main event.
This is our main conference, organized once a year. We also organise other initiatives uniting the community around the idea of TED, like our regular TEDxKazimierzSalons, TEDxKazimierzLive, Transcribeathons and an international regional workshop for TEDx organisers from many European countries. In the past, we have also organised TEDxKazimierzAdventures.
We aim to put great speakers, projects and ideas on the TEDxKazimierz stage, from different walks of life: activists, artists and thinkers.
Our goals are to spread the word about TED, TEDx and TEDxKazimierz. We want to put great ideas on our stage, build community among those who attend our events and promote tolerance, inclusiveness, positivity and openness. We aim to maintain a welcoming atmosphere, keeping our sense of fun while maintaining the highest levels of quality and professionalism.