What is TEDx?

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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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.


About TEDxWilmington

TEDxWilmington has grown from a once a year event to include several TEDxWilmingtonSalons over the course of the year. The Annual TEDxWilmington Conference was held on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the World Cafe Live at the Queen.  We invited creators, catalysts, entrepreneurs, artists, technologists, designers, scientists, thinkers and doers to share at this all day conference what they are most passionate about - positive ideas for the world and Delaware. For a list list of speakers, their bio and title of their talks, please click here.  


Ajit George was granted the TEDx license in the fall of 2011 to organize the very first TEDxWilmington on August 9, 2012 at the Delaware Art Museum. TEDxWilmington 2013 held on August 8, with a full-day program at World Cafe Live at the Queen.


TEDxWilmington 2014 was a full day of programming with 18 live speakers on August 6, 2014 at the World Café Live at the Queen. We have organized three TEDxWilmington Salons, the first of which was held on November 19, 2014 at OperaDelaware and the second one on March 13, 2015 at Winterthur Museum Gallery.
 The third TEDxWilmington Salon was held on July 31st at Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution. For more information about TEDxWilmingtonSalons, please click here.


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About TED 

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com

TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. 

TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to organize local, independent TED-like events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.