TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to
Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day
conference in California 26 years ago, TED has
grown to support those world-changing ideas
with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s
leading thinkers and doers are asked to give
the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are
then made available, free, at TED.com.

TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth
Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck,
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister
Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED
Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along
with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and
TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are
posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad
conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project,
which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the
ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional
individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity
to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or
groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world;
and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators
from around the globe to become part of the TED community and,
with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and

For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or
on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

All Achievements, All Earned Riches, Have
Their Beginning in an Idea. – Napoleon Hill
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