About TEDx, x=independently organized TED event
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.*
(*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. Attendees have called it “the ultimate brain spa” and “a four-day journey into the future.” The diverse audience — CEOs, scientists, creatives, philanthropists — is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono.
TED was first held in Monterey, California, in 1984. In 2001, Chris Anderson’s Sapling Foundation acquired TED from its founder, Richard Saul Wurman. In recent years, TED has expanded to include an international conference, TEDGlobal; media initiatives, including TED Talks and TED.com; and the TED Prize.
TEDxASB seeks to develop and share the TED experience within our community by bringing together inspirational leaders, innovators, artists and entertainers to ASB. The TEDxASB Planning Team consists of ASB faculty and students. Two or three TEDxASB events are held each school year.
The American School of Bombay is a PreK to Grade 12 school located in Mumbai, India. The school delivers a dynamic educational program that encourages each student to achieve her or his highest potential. While ASB is a U.S. style school, the Indian setting and our multi-national community, representing over 51 countries, brings together children who have varied experiences to learn in a rich and unique environment. As an International Baccalaureate World School, our PYP, Middle School, Pre-IB, and IB Diploma program perfectly complement our American Curriculum. This is something extra for our students who are seeking a superior education and admission to top universities all over the world.
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