TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organised TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Please visit TED.com for more information.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised 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-organised.
TEDxCoventryUniversity reflect the ideas of people who have been inspired to cause change in their immediate community and the world at large with the theme, Pushing the limits. Every day it seems we learn something new or find different ways of doing things. But, subconsciously, we can still place limitations on everything we do, either to become relevant or become comfortable. We now find ourselves in a rapidly changing world where boundaries are broken each and every day. So in order to achieve greater things, we have to continually progress and push through our limits. We must ask ourselves, how far can we go and where do our limitations truly end?