TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, 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 organize independent, TED-like events around the world; and the TEDFellows 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.
Nayyara Conference Hall
TEDxRiyadh is a member of the worldwide TEDx family, where x = independently organized TED event.
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience created by, and operated under license from, TED. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
TEDxRiyadh’s purpose is to shine some light onto some of the brightest youth in the area. By asking critical and powerful questions and by leading by example we hope to leave an ever lasting impression on our audience and speakers alike. Our Goal is to be a catalyst for positive and productive change in the community to ensure a better future for all. Our event will be 100% in Arabic, however, we will have all talks translated into Sign Language.