In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx which are local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but each TEDx event brings its own personality and flavor to the experience.
TEDx is part of a revolution in global education made possible by local organizers wanting to engage their communities. In 2009, 230 TEDx Events took place around the world. In 2010 984 TEDx Events took place in 96 countries. The Movement is growing and reaching more and more individuals all over the globe. Each event forms a new part of this growing global community whose members engage with one another, with the numerous sites and platforms, and with our sponsors.