What is a TEDx event? 什么是TEDx活动?


Imagine a day filled with brilliant speakers, thought-provoking video and mind-blowing conversation. By organizing a TEDx event, you can create a unique gathering in your community that will unleash new ideas, inspire and inform.



A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and videos previously recorded at TED conferences are shared with the community. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all of them have features in common.



TED’s format TED的格式

A suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances that is idea-focused, and on a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter.



TED Talk videos TED演讲视频

Every TEDx event either shows only TED Talk videos to its audience, or shows both TED Talk videos and live speakers from the community. For events less than half a day in length, two TED Talks from TED.com are required to be shown. For longer events, 25% of the total number of talks must be official TED Talk videos.



Diversity of topics 多样化的话题

All TEDx events present multiple issues and a diversity of voices from many disciplines. After all, what’s the fun without a little variety?



Community-driven and bias-free content 社区导向的无偏见内容

A TEDx event is organized by volunteers from the local community, and just like TED events, it lacks any commercial, religious or political agenda. Its goal is to spark conversation, connection and community. TEDx活动由本地社区的志愿者组织;与TED活动一样,TEDx活动中不包括任何商业、宗教或政治议程。它的目标是促进对话、连接和社区发展。


Examples to follow 追随的目标

While planning your TEDx event, you’ll have a library of videos for inspiration and a global community to help guide you. But in the meantime, here are a couple of TEDx events to check out:


TEDxUCDavis is an entirely student-run event centered at the University of California, Davis. TEDxUCDavis gives students, faculty and locals a platform for sharing new ideas, and is dedicated to showcasing the diversity and innovation of its community. After four years of consistent growth, TEDxUCDavis has transformed from a 100-person event to this years anticipated audience of over 1,000.


In 2009, the first TEDxKibera event was held in Kibera, Nairobi, one of the largest slums in Africa. First hosted by Acumen Fellow Suraj Sudhakar, the event sparked other TEDx events in squatter cities, including Karanja, Silanga and Kangemi. TEDxKibera is at the forefront of TEDx-in-a-Box, an initiative that supports members of undeveloped and underserved communities to organize a TEDx event by providing the basic gear they need in a suitcase.

2009年,第一届TEDxKibera活动在非洲最大的贫民窟之一的内罗毕肯贝拉举行。活动最初由睿智基金得主Suraj Sudhakar主办,该活动激发了包括Karanja、Silanga和Kangemi在内的其它寮屋城区的TEDx活动。TEDxKibera走在了TEDx-in-a-Box类型活动的最前线,该类型的倡议活动提供基本工具手提箱,以支持发展中社区和服务水平低下地区成员组织TEDx活动。


What a TEDx event is not… TEDx活动不是……

A TEDx event isn’t an industry or marketing conference. It isn’t limited to one topic or field. It isn’t used to sell something.


A TEDx event is not organized by or for special-interest political, religious or commercial groups.


A TEDx event cannot be used to raise money, not even for a charity.


A TEDx event cannot partner with another conference or event.


A TEDx event can’t be co-branded with an institution except under specific license types – for a college or university, or for internal events (for corporations and organizations).


A TEDx event is not a platform for professional speakers, such as motivational speakers and professional life coaches. Its purpose is to give a wide platform to those who don’t often have one.


A TEDx event is not focused solely on entrepreneurship, business or technology. Diversity of topics is key!



Read all of the TEDx rules 阅读完整的TEDx规则