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 Conterences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak tor 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Gill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth bilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Dkonjo-lweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TEU.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.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that brings people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx NIIT University, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general quidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.