In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxPortlandStateUniversity, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. These local events have become a truly international phenomenon, taking place in more than 130 countries, sparking deep discussion and connection across and around the world. We are a group of PSU student volunteers who have dedicated our time, skills, and passion to follow the TED vision: Spread Ideas. We feature speakers from Portland State's campus and local communities.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks that are 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.
TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. TED.com is a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most inspired thinkers, and a community of curious souls. It is a space for people to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.