TED is an annual event where some of the world's leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.
TED "stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design - three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. Attendees have called it "the ultimate brain spa" and "a four-day journey into the future."
All knowledge is connected and TED has become the place where you can discover leading edge thinking in numerous fields, and how this relates to your own life and work. For many attendees, the result is: delicious, unexpected connections; extraordinary insights; powerful inspiration.
The diverse audience - CEOs, scientists, creatives, philanthropists - is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck, Isabel Allende and Bono.
We also seek out emerging artists, scientists and thinkers, introducing them to the TED community well before they hit the mainstream. After all, TED is about much more than famous names. It is about passion, laughter, beauty, ingenuity and ideas capable of changing the world.
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