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ABOUT TEDxBucharest

TEDxBucharest is an independently and locally organized event, running in Bucharest ever since 2009. We aim to become an instrument designed for positive change and development in the local and national community of thinkers and doers. We have been creating valuable connections between stellar individuals, great ideas and our local community. In doing so, we have established ourselves as a landmark meeting place for innovative ideas, high-achieving individuals and inspired partnerships.


TED is a global foundation devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment and Design. Since then, its scope has become ever broader and its reach has spread throughout numerous fields of great interest. TED is now a platform and a global movement focused on sparking meaningful change through the power of ideas. It is a clearinghouse for free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most innovative thinkers, yet it also a community of valuable individuals eager to engage in constructive conversations.


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.



TEDx is a program created in the spirit of TED's mission, Ideas Worth Spreading.
The TEDx events provide an opportunity for communities, organizations and individuals to stimulate dialogue, create connections and spark valuable ideas and actions at the local level. These events are non-profit, independently planned and coordinated by individuals who truly believe in the power of ideas to change the world. They are open source, local and community-driven events which inspire innovation, thought leadership and visionary insight.