TED is not a person.
Don’t worry I made the same mistake the first time too, thinking
Wow, this TED guy is really smart and gives some really thought provoking speeches. How come I haven’t heard of him before?
And even though the person giving the talk was always different, it never really occurred to me that TED was in fact not a person, but an organization.
One that is determined to create ideas worth spreading.
TED – the organization
Founded by Richard Saul Wurman and Harry Marks in 1984, TED started out as a conference bringing people together from three disciplines: Technology, Entertainment and Design.
Since 1990, the conference has been held annually in Long Beach and Palm Springs (USA) and has recently expanded to a TEDGlobal conference in Oxford, UK.
In these conferences, some of the most remarkable thinkers (scientists, professors, leaders, etc) in the world would get up on stage and give some of the Read more…