About TEDx, 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 Talks video 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. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
Dream Big accurately represents what it truly means to go to college, to put time and effort into your studies, to ultimately become who you are at your core. So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
November 12, 2016
Algonquin College’s Waterfront Campus
1 College Way
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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. A small sample of TED speakers have included:
- Bill Gates
- Jane Goodall
- Elizabeth Gilbert
- Sir Richard Branson
- Nandan Nilekani
- Philippe Starck
- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
- Sal Khan
- Daniel Kahneman
- and many, many more!
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.