Life is a canvas, where shades from different palettes meet into a concrete painting. Every person’s life was earlier a blank paper, waiting to be filled by his actions. It is this blank canvas, which allows a person to think freely about what he wants to achieve in life, how much he wants to succeed and how colourful he wants his life’s picture to be. The whites of this paper help a person organise a channel of thoughts, an ocean of beliefs; what we believe to be ‘Ideas worth Sharing’!
TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less) which can be described as “the ultimate brain spa”. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — in more than 100 languages.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; 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 host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows 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.
For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit TED
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.
TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." It supports independent organizers who want to create a TED-like event in their own community. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.
At TEDx events, a screening of TED Talks videos — or a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos — sparks deep conversation and connections at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED.
TEDx events are non-profit, but may use an admission fee or commercial sponsorship to cover costs. Similarly, speakers are not paid. They must also relinquish the copyrights to their materials, which TED may edit and distribute under a Creative Commons license.
TEDxBITSPilani is an event that aims to broadcast and organize numerous TED talks at BITS Pilani. The event aims at celebrating the mission of TED – ‘Ideas worth Spreading’ at Pilani campus of BITS Pilani. We believe ideas have the power to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world.
The Birla Institute of Technology &Science, BITS Pilani is an all-India Institute for higher education. The primary motive of BITS is to "train young men and women able and eager to create and put into action such ideas, methods, techniques and information". BITS Pilani offers degrees in engineering, sciences, technology, pharmacy, management and humanities. It is widely known as the best private engineering institute of India.
TEDxBITSPilani is an event that aims to broadcast and organize numerous TED talks at BITS Pilani. The event aims at celebrating the mission of TED – ‘Ideas worth Spreading’ at Pilani campus of BITS Pilani. We believe ideas have the power to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. We aim to provide a platform that brings together people from all walks of life under one roof.
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