About TEDx, x = independently organized event
TEDx was created in the spirit of TED‘s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.
At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos — or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos — sparks deep conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.
TEDx events for children/youth are sprouting up everywhere — bringing together local educators, organizations and kids for activities, live talks and storytelling that engages young minds to learn and experience in new and different ways.
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.
TEDxYouth@Bruce was developed to provide an informal forum for high school students to analyze and discuss science in the 21st Century . Youth@Bruce is a participant in the Association of Science Technology Centers’ Youth Inspired Challenge, a national program initiated by President Obama’s goal to strengthen science, technology, engineering and mathematics in America’s education programs. This TEDx =independently organized TED event and Youth@Bruce’s work on garnering support for the Arctic Sanctuary exhibition are the some of the first projects recognized under the ASTC Youth Inspired Challenge.