TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
Celebrating those who harbor vulnerability. Seeking out those who carry the creative flame. Yearning for those who call deep on their courage to march, impatient, and full of action. Pioneers! And we honor the cause that there is more to live, to do, to experience, and to discover than what is known today.
Join leading thinkers, activists, artists, philosophers and entertainers from the Baltimore area. TED conferences bring together the world’s leading thinkers and doers for a series of talks, presentations and performances. TED events have been called “a clearing house of free knowledge and inspiration,” “you can’t return to the real world thinking the same thoughts you thought before, ” “the ultimate forum for blue-sky thinking,” and “a holiday for the mind.” What can you expect to see? Speakers at TED events – some of the world’s most fascinating, innovative and influential individuals – are challenged to give “the talk of their life” in 18 minutes or less. Sharing and connection happens from the stage or in the lounge. It’s the conversation that will change your life. TEDxBaltimore celebrates the power of ideas to positively change the world; we aim to build community by bringing together like-minded people who believe in this mission.
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