Stanford hosts its first TEDx event
Hundreds gathered at Stanford on Saturday, for the campus’ first-ever TEDx conference. Nearly 30 scientists, musicians, doctors, dancers and other experts gave 18-minute presentations: "Ideas worth sharing."
Storified by Peninsula Press · Mon, May 21 2012 01:16:35
TED is a non-profit organization that puts together two major conferences each year where movers, shakers and thought leaders give 18-minute talks on the subjects of their choice. The organization created TEDx events to simulate the TED conference experience at the local level. The “x” in TEDx indicates that a conference is an “independently organized TED event.” According to TED organizers, there were 212 TEDx events in 66 countries in April alone. Though independently organized, the brand and feel of TED is present in these smaller conferences.