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. TEDx events are planned and coordinated by independent volunteers, under a free license granted by TED. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on 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.
TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
TEDxFreiburg is the first edition of a locally and independently organized event under a TED license in the green city Freiburg. TED and TEDx events are devoted to ideas worth spreading from every discipline. In this spirit our event will feature live speakers from a wide range of different fields and screenings of TED Talks. Organized by highly motivated volunteers TEDxFreiburg doesn’t pursue any commercial goal. It is all about sharing ideas, provoking new thoughts, widening horizons. We want to create a platform in our hometown for thinkers, visionaries and all people who want to make a difference.
The catering, the arrival and overnight stays of the participants, as well as the preparation of the event by the organizers cause CO2 emissions. With the help of ClimatePartner, we calculated the CO2 emissions of our event. All CO2 emissions generated by the planning and the event itself have been compensated by certified and internationally recognized climate protection projects. All information is transparent and accessible by everyone: