What is TED?

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Twenty-five years ago, TED launched its first conference in California. Today, TED hosts conferences across the nation, inviting the world’s thinkers and leaders to speak, to educate, and to inspire. All TEDTalks are recorded and hosted on TED.com for your viewing.

Notable Speakers (just to name a few) include Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende, and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown

So…need to stir up some creative juices? Need a spark of inspiration? Check out some of our own personal favorite TEDTalks. (Coming soon.)

What is TEDx?

TEDx is a program of 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. 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.

This year, Drexel University will be hosting its first TEDx conference and is officially organized by a Drexel Biomedical Graduate student, Dhairya Pujara and co-organized by Prof. Michael Glaser, Program Director of the Product Design Department at Drexel.

When/Where is TEDxDrexelU 2012?

Save the date! TEDxDrexelU is coming May 16, 2012 at the Mitchell Auditorium in the Bossone Research Center. Tickets will go on sale within the next 2 weeks. Can’t make it to the conference in person? Check out the live web cast online which will be available on the official TEDxDrexelU site on May 16th.

The theme this year will be, “Why Not?”


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