Stephen Hawking, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are just some of the famous names who have shared their entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and first-hand experiences at TED events worldwide.
TED is a nonprofit organisation that is committed to ‘ideas worth spreading’. Back in 1984, the first TED conference brought together people from three worlds; technology, entertainment and design to share ideas and learn from one another.
To bring the TED experience to a wider audience, TED created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience, where the X stands for independently organised TED event. TEDx has run over 12,100 events worldwide in 190 countries with talks translated into 49 languages.
We aim for TEDxGlasgow to showcase the very best, and most current, ideas generated in Scotland and more specifically Glasgow, to a global and enlightened audience, in the hopes of bringing about systematic change. We do this by bringing together amazing people who have influence, power and the ability to bring about this change in the fields they work in. We can use the TEDx platform to access knowledge and shared learning, projecting forward the best in Scottish innovation and advancements. We have already succeeded in drawing the attention of the global TED community, having secured over four million views for a single previous speaker – Gary Wilson.
“TEDxGlasgow is a catalyst and convener of ideas worth doing that will have both a local and global impact.
“Our aspirations are for the people of Scotland, to showcase and support their innovative work and to bring fresh perspectives from around the world which will make our country a better place now and for generations to come. We can only achieve this with the collaboration, guidance and support of key partners, volunteers and the leaders of our society and we welcome you to join this call for action.”
We are run by a very diverse group of individuals who bring their skills and expertise to the fore, in order to ensure we run effectively year round. Find out all about our team here.