TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues— in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we're building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.
TEDxBeijing is a program of local, self-organized events that brings people together to share a TED-like experience. The first TEDxBeijing event was hosted in 2009. Throughout 2015, we will bring our community together through a series of trainings, salons, and events to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
TEDxBeijing is a partner to organizations in Beijing and around China looking for people with new ideas about technology,education, design, and the future.We work with organizations such as the American Chamber of Commerce, Peking University, and various incubators to strengthen the innovation ecosystem in Beijing.