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.
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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.)
Our first edition, “The Precipice” witnessed some of the brightest minds in the country share their mesmerising ideas on this international platform. We also had the opportunity to host var- ious pre-events like TEDxGlobalDay, making it a multifaceted event where Technology, Entertainment and Design were meticulously covered. It was a journey of constant exploration which helped us manifest a greater vision, leaving a warm feeling in the hearts and a buzz in the brain.
Our second edition, “Sparking Metanoia” featured an event with an exceptional set of people from all over the country and witnessed them share their stories about success and life on this global stage. We also had a fair share of pre-events like TEDxGlobalDay and TEDxAdventureDay, giving the event a multi-dimensional edge over the others. The event was an enlightening experience for those who never settle for anything less. Our third and latest edition, “Quo Vadis” witnessed a wide spectrum of speakers who put out a plethora of ideas and provided a stage to many unsung heroes and changemakers. Similar to the previous years, this year also endorsed a variety of team-building activities and pre-events which brought out a breath of fresh air to the campus. This event rejuvenated our minds and made us explore the reality of life.