TED stands for (Technology, Entertainment, Design), started as an American media organisation that posts scripted speeches taped before live audiences, called “Talks”, online for free distribution. Talks are accompanied by the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. TEDx is a grassroots initiative, created in the spirit of TED’s overall mission to research and discover “ideas worth spreading.” TEDx brings the spirit of TED to local communities around the globe through TEDx events. These events are organised by passionate individuals who seek to uncover new ideas and to share the latest research in their local areas that spark conversations in their communities. TEDx events include live speakers and recorded TED Talks, and are organized independently under a free license granted by TED. More than 3000 events are now held annually. Watch some TED and TEDx talks here.