TEDxLondon is organised by a core team of dedicated volunteers – the changemakers and optimists, the community builders and creatives, the audience magicians and authors.
TEDx brings the spirit of TED’s mission of ideas worth spreading to local communities around the globe. TEDx events are organised independently under a free license granted by TED and include live speakers and recorded TED talks.
The leadership team here at TEDxLondon is made up of a diverse group of curious individuals who work to create experiences inspired by TED and the city we love. Driven by passion and curiosity, we are from the worlds of architecture, finance, IT, journalism, charity, design and everything in between.
Our mission is to encourage dialogue and engagement, create inclusive spaces and foster debate and discussion that continues long after our events.
As a non-profit, volunteer-led organisation, we are conscious of marrying the responsibility of delivering events inspired by the TED philosophy with our deeply held values of respect, collaboration and connection with the wider TEDxLondon family. This family includes a great network of sponsors and over 200 volunteers who collectively make up our ‘Tribe’ – the glue that holds us together when it’s time to run our live events.
Together, we seek out the most inspiring and innovative solutions that go beyond limitations, beyond labels, pushing boundaries to create the kind of world we all want to live in.
About TEDx, x = independently organized 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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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 a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at 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.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.