TED is a rich and diverse community — and
so is our team. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. What started as a single conference in California in 1984 has grown into a global initiative to create platforms for sharing world-changing ideas. At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. Their talks are then made available for free on TED.com, as well as on YouTube.
The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities, share talks from the official conference and listen to live speakers. Talks from these events are recorded and turned into TEDxTalks videos, uploaded to the official TEDxTalks YouTube channel.
In the spirit of Ideas Worth Spreading, TEDxUofT is designed to gather the brightest minds in the University of Toronto community to spark conversation and connection. Now in our 7th year, we’re building a platform of free knowledge and entertainment from some of the world’s most inspired thinkers, as well as a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at our annual conference.