Welcome to TEDxTUDarmstadt – let us introduce ourselves! TEDxTUDarmstadt is an event by inspired people for inspired people. Our yearly organized event takes place in Darmstadt and, for one evening, brings together fascinating personalities, who passionately talk about a topic, in which they have gathered unique experiences. The essence of the evening is to share truly inspiring ideas and thereby improve the world just a little bit, step by step. There are no limits to our range of topics, from new technology and environmental protection to other relevant fields of society. Nevertheless, TEDx events are and will always be unpolitical; our greatest aim is to give you an evening to remember with ideas worth spreading.
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. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.