Some of BC’s most awe-inspiring kids are showcased at TEDxKids@BC. Remarkable people with young hearts, share their stories borne from genuine curiosity & bold ideas. Our mission is to connect with TED and their open idea sharing principles with kids and people who are passionate about empowering kids.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers are combined to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available for free on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende, and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2015 Conference took place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
TED has many media initiatives. TED.com is their main website, where new TED Talks are posted daily. The Open Translation Project provides subtitles, interactive transcripts, and translations from volunteers worldwide. There is an educational initiative TED-Ed that is a commitment to create lessons worth sharing with the world. TEDBooks are short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has also established the annual TED Prize where exceptional individuals that wish to change the world get help translation those wishes into action. TEDx supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self organized TED-style events around the world. TED Fellow Program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration