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.
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TEDxIITGuwahati is a prodigious event in which pioneers and innovators come together to spread their groundbreaking ideas among the common folks. Experts and path-makers from diverse backgrounds aim to inspire people to explore, learn and shape tomorrow's landscape. Every edition of TEDxIITGuwahati boasts a lineup of people who are constantly working towards the betterment of society. Our aim remains to provide such people with a platform to share and thereby alleviate our ignorance, bit by bit. In 2016, Speakers like Mr. Sankara Subramanian C, Dr. Sanjoy Hazarika, Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew Chair, Mr. Ravindranath Ravi, Hasina Kharbhih, Uddhab Bharali and Seema Biswas shared the dias in an effort to share their thoughts and musings related to the theme 'Pushing The Limits’. A resounding success, the event gained many accolades from the audience and the widespread intellectual community.
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.)