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About TED and TEDxUniversityofNevada

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.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Monica Lewinsky, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to  thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

The Origins of TEDxUniversityofNevada

TEDxUniversityofNevada is like other TEDx events in that it directly associates itself with TED and commits itself to the spirit of ideas worth spreading. Since our first TEDxUniversityofNevada event (held on January 25, 2013 in the Joe Crowley Student Union at the The University of Nevada, Reno), our speakers and participants have shared and discussed numerous compelling ideas worth spreading. TEDx events carry on the spirit and overall format of a normal TED event, but they showcase local thinkers and speakers from the community. Each TEDx event is local and independently organized. Our eighth event will be held Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and we expect a live audience of approximately 1500. The 140 TEDxUniversityofNevada videos from our events have more than 51 million combined views on YouTube.