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, 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-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED Conferences, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organised TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of TED Talks are published to TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.
TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; The Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TED Translators Program, which crowdsources the subtitling of TED Talks so that big ideas can spread across languages and borders; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also offers TED@Work a program that reimagines TED Talks for workplace learning. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala and How to Be a Better Human.
TEDx is an international community that organizes TED-style events anywhere and everywhere -- celebrating locally-driven ideas and elevating them to a global stage. TEDx events are produced independently of TED conferences, each event curates speakers on their own, but based on TED's format and rules.
Hagerstown is the largest city in Washington County and the fastest growing metropolitan area in the state of Maryland. We cultivate intentional community by gathering prominent change-makers in our city from diverse backgrounds into a shared space.
TEDxHagerstownWomen actively seeks new members who are leaders in their fields and who can make a strong contribution to the conference community and experience. If you’re interested in being part of the TEDx community and attending a conference, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local women leaders have charted their own course to create opportunities. Women in Hagerstown are trailblazing as CEOs in industries like steel, trucking, healthcare, the arts, and education. We are expanding existing opportunities for cross-pollination of ideas to encourage more young leaders to emerge.
Typically, TEDx events are hosted in cities that are closer in proximity to Baltimore, Maryland, or Washington, D.C. TEDxHagerstownWomen improves equity among the TEDx events by hosting the first event in western Maryland.
The TED Fellows program provides transformational tools and training to a global community of over 500 remarkable individuals to spark future-shaping change around the world.