TED created a program called TEDx in 2009 in which it granted licenses to local self-organized groups so that they may bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
Our event is called TEDxPeachtree, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxPeachtree event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine in a day-long conference o spark deep discussion and connection. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. We are an all-volunteer team of dedicated professionals led by local entrepreneur Al Meyers. The group seeks to develop and share the TED experience on a local level by bringing together inspirational leaders, innovators, artists and entertainers in metropolitan Atlanta.
2013 TEDxPeachtree Conference Theme
The speakers each year are curated around a central theme and for 2013, the theme is “Catalyze.” We are looking for ideas and projects that have been impacted by catalysts as well as individuals who have had a catalytic effect on others, projects and event movements.
As always, we welcome ideas from all disciplines and not just technology, entertainment and design.
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 host local, self-organized 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. Follow TED on Twitter or on Facebook.