TED is a non-profit 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.
x=independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED talk videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and public health measures in place, TEDxUW 2020, Press Play, will be held virtually. Click here to get your free ticket.
TEDxUW is run by a group of passionate volunteers who are all current students at the University of Waterloo.
Don’t worry, all our talks will be posted on our website and the TEDx YouTube page, for you to enjoy after the event.