To be honest, [when I organized the first TEDx event] I thought a hundred TEDx events would have been a success. But under the visionary leadership of TED, more than 6,000 similar events have taken place worldwide and 25,000 talks and performances have appeared online in just four short years. But TEDx is more than a series of events. TEDx is a community, a movement, and a powerful tool for the TED organization.
The first TEDx organizer, Krisztina “Z” Holly, writes on “crowdscaling” and the evolution of TEDx at The Huffington Post.