Who we are
We’re a team of dedicated volunteers who work hard in our community to put on the TEDxLeamingtonSpa event and uphold TED’s ethos of ‘ideas worth spreading’.
Here are some facts about TEDxLeamingtonSpa:
- We’ve inspired over 4.6 million people with our TED Talks worldwide
- We’re one of 3,600 worldwide TEDx events and one of the most watched UK TEDx events online
- Our team is over 30 strong by event day
- As a not-for-profit we rely on support from local businesses – so far we’ve worked with 30 different businesses
- Our mailing list has over 1,500 subscribers
- There’ll be 150 paying attendees at our next event
Meet our team here.
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In the spirit of ‘ideas worth spreading’, TEDx is a programme of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talk videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These community-based events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx programme, but individual TEDx events are self-organised (subject to certain rules and regulations).
TED is a non-profit organisation 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-organised TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows programme, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.