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About TEDx

The TEDx program gives communities, organizations, and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission (see About TED), "ideas worth spreading." TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by community basis.

What you'll find at every TEDx event:

The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all TEDx events have several features in common.

  • TED's celebrated format: A suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances (live, or just TEDTalks videos from on a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration, and wonder — and to provoke conversations that matter
  • TEDTalks videos: A minimum of two pre-recorded talks from the acclaimed TEDTalks video series (these talks are available free on
  • Bias-free programming: Lack of any commercial, religious or political agenda

  • Dr. Waters’ inspirational talk “The Oldest Dogs as Our Greatest Teachers: Get the Words Out of Your Eyes” presented on April 12, 2013 at the TEDxPurdueU event exemplifies the creative excellence that is the allure of a TEDx experience.