TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style 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.
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What is TEDx? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxHvAmsterdam, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxHvAmsterdam event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
Humanity stands on a crossroad: will this be the best or worst century to come?
How do we protect ourselves against emerging populism, nuclear warfare, ecological disaster and technological threats? At the same time, our contemporary society can be defined through the endless possibilities for a better producible future. We want to kickstart the best century to come by bringing the TEDx community together. Encouraging participants to connect with like-minded souls and share their ideas.
TEDxHvAmsterdam is an independently organized TEDx event at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam. TEDx stands for ideas worth spreading, new ideas that can change and improve the course of our future. In line with TEDx’s mission, the University of Applied Sciences STANDS FOR creating tomorrow, actively encouraging its students to find creative solutions for the challenges at hand. This is why we want to bring TEDx to our community.
Get inspired by the TEDxHvAmsterdam speakers. Individuals who refuse to accept the status quo. Individuals who seize opportunities to create a better tomorrow. Individuals who contribute to the producible future.