As a TEDx organizer, I have become acutely sensitive to the fact that many people are not aware of the intricacies of TEDx event development and the role of the organizer. This page is a short introduction to the basics of TEDx organization that will help anyone who wants to organize their own event, volunteer, or speak at a TEDx event.
*NOTE: You may organize an event with up to 100 people if you have NOT attended a TED event. Once you attend a TED event you are then allowed to hold larger events.
“A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and performances 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.”
A suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations, and performances that are idea-focused, and cover a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration, and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter.
All TEDx events present multiple issues and a diversity of voices from many disciplines. After all, what’s the fun without a little variety?
A TEDx event is organized by volunteers from the local community, and just like TED events, it lacks any commercial, religious or political agenda. Its goal is to spark conversation, connection, and community.