TEDxIndianaUniversity is an annual ideas- and experience-focused conference. Organized by a team of students, it aims to bring together community members in the exploration of ideas and discussion for our collective present and future.
Since the organization’s founding in 2014, the student leaders have obtained licensing from TED as well as Indiana University and have garnered support from a variety of schools and departments. As a student organization, TEDxIndianaUniversity seeks to promote a culture of curiosity, act as a forum for discussion, and engage students, faculty, and the Bloomington community in meaningful conversation.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
TEDx is the world’s largest grassroots network for discovering and spreading ideas. It is a license-granting initiative intended to bring TED to local communities through unique attendee experiences and original, live TEDx talks. Organizers and volunteers all over the world put together these events to spark conversation and connection and help discover ideas in their own communities.
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.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED‘s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; 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.