Since 2016, with support from one of the world's most renowned and inclusive universities, Arizona State University, we share people's passions, set spark to the curious mind and encourage our community to flourish upon each other's ideas. Our events create a playground for the creative mind, through which we connect and engage leading thinkers and doers from the world wide reach of Arizona State University.
As a student founded organization, one principle tennent we've always held is "for the students, by the students". We recognized a severe disconnect between the student population and recognizing the variety of opportunities available to them as a student. There are so many ways a student can get involved with organizations or people to have a real impact on their surroundings.Through showcasing an array of different ideas being fostered within the university, it is our hope to increase student involvement in areas beyond their classroom.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to ideas worth spreading. Started as a conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.
At a TED conference, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers that have spoken at conferences around the globe have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
On TED.com, talks from various TED conferences are shared with the world for free as videos. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide into more than 90 languages. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.
The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.
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Our event is TEDxASU, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxASU event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized by Arizona State University students.