What is TED?
TED is a non-profit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics -- from science to business to global issues -- in more than 110 languages.
Following in the successful footsteps of TED, TEDx is an independently organized event that similarly aims to encourage the sharing of ideas in communities around the world.
With support and supervision from Tohoku University, a group of students will be bringing the platform to Aobayama campus this year.
What is the difference between TED and TEDx?
The difference between TED and TEDx events are that the former takes more of a global approach while the latter typically focuses on a local community that concentrates on local voices. The 'x' in TEDx stands for independently organized TED event.
TEDxTohokuUniversity, as individually organized branch of the famous TED talks, could provide this platform for the University and various stakeholders, within and outside the university. The main ideas behind TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) are to share multidisciplinary innovations, ideas and inspiring stories with a broad audience on and offline.