About TED/TEDx

About TED

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. It hosts two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Vancouver BC in spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Rio in fall — and launched the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.  bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less.

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About TEDx

TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, bringing people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxOrangeCoast, where x = independently organized TED event.

TEDxOrangeCoast is a non-profit, independently organized TED event devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading through annual conferences featuring fascinating doers and thinkers who present in 18 minutes or less. Its scope has broadened to include the TEDxChallenge and TEDx Teen Challenge, which promote Ideas Worth Doing. TEDxOrangeCoast brings together a like-minded community of curious, highly engaged learners committed to inspiring change through positive actions.


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