The TEDx YouTube channel reaches its 100 millionth video view! 5 great moments in TEDx Talks history
4 years of TEDx Talks views
Spring has been an exciting season for TEDx. In March, the program celebrated its 4th birthday; and now — just two months later — we’re excited to announce that the TEDx YouTube channel has reached its 100 millionth video view.
In 2009, the TEDx program was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” to empower individuals, communities and organizations to bring ideas to the local level, with independent organizers curating TED-like events all over the world. Now, with over 6,000 events having taken place (with at least one on every continent!) and 30,000 talks online, TEDx is truly a global movement.
So, how did we get to 100 million views? Well, one, through the hard work of TEDx’s ever-expanding network of volunteers, who put on amazing events because they believe in the power of ideas. And, two, because of you, dear video viewers, curious enough about the world around you to watch talks about things like the fruit fly brain, the economic system of Trindad and Tobago, and the very best way to use a paper towel.
And, now, to celebrate this milestone: 5 great moments in TEDx Talks history…
1. A 12-year-old app developer: Thomas Suarez at TEDxManhattanBeach
Thomas Suarez was just 9 years old when he taught himself how to build iPhone apps, and only 12 when his talk at TEDxManhattanBeach went viral. Currently, Thomas’s talk had one of the biggest spikes in viewership in TEDx history.
2. How to 3D print a house: Behrokh Khoshnevis at TEDxOjai
After Behrokh Khoshnevis’s TEDxOjai talk on the possibility of a house constructed completely by machine was posted on Reddit last August, views on YouTube exploded. Currently, the Reddit thread has 1,249 comments, which make up some very interesting conversations. Check it out here.
3. Seeing beyond my suffering: Ali Taleb Almarrany at TEDxSanaa
Only two months after its upload, Ali Taleb Almarrany’s talk at TEDxSanaa on overcoming obstacles to become a successful TV journalist became the TEDxTalks YouTube channel’s 6th most viewed talk ever. Pretty impressive.
4. There are no women’s issues: Jackson Katz at TEDxFiDiWomen
Jackson Katz’s powerful TEDxFiDiWomen talk on violence and sexual assault made waves on the Internet after Upworthy featured it on their homepage, claiming that it “might turn every man who watches it into a feminist.”
5. The First Taste: Saatchi & Saatchi at TEDxSydney
Probably the most adorable upload on the TEDxTalks YouTube channel to date, The First Taste, produced by the folks at Saatchi & Saatchi, has already been featured by Good Morning America, The Huffington Post, and Mediabistro — just weeks after premiering at TEDxSydney. The video shows 7 youngsters trying foods for the first time, from anchovies to Vegemite. As our talks manager says, “Cute kids always win.”
With over 6,000 events (in over 100 countries and over 1,000 cities) having taken place since the TEDx program’s start in 2009, the TEDx community is truly global. And with a community like this, we at the TEDx blog have decided to try something new — language playlists!
Do you speak French? Want to speak French? Curious about the language? Then you might enjoy this — our very first playlist of TEDx Talks in French. Below, 5 talks as diverse and interesting as the French language itself — covering everything from tales of the very deep sea to the power of social media.
Bienvenue sur la première playlist de TEDx en français! Vous avez déjà vu beaucoup de conférences en anglais ; maintenant, vous avez l’opportunité de les regarder en français.
TEACHERS: Did you know it’s possible to create a virtual lesson from a TEDx Talk? At TED-Ed you can quickly flip any of these talks. Check out these questions we whipped up for Claire Nouvian’s talk and find out more about how to make your own TED-Ed lessons.
Un final en beauté!: Vinvin at TEDxParis
In this charming talk, French funny man Vinvin waxes poetic on life.
Dans cet exposé charmant, le comédien français Vinvin s’épanche avec lyrisme sur les choses de la vie.
Pourquoi il faut se mobiliser contre la pêche en eau profonde: Claire Nouvian at TEDxParis
At TEDxParis, conservationist Claire Nouvian gives insight into the breathtaking biodiversity of the deep sea with some harrowing, yet beautiful images of what goes on beneath the waves.
À TEDx Paris, l’environnementaliste Claire Nouvian donne un aperçu de la biodiversité spectaculaire de la mer profonde, avec des images à la fois belles et déchirantes de ce qui se passe sous les vagues.
La liberté sexuelle en question: Catherine Blanc at TEDxParis
Sexologist Catherine Blanc explores sex, relationships and marriage in this sensitive talk about sexual liberty at TEDxParis.
À TEDxParis, la sexologue Catherine Blanc explore les rapports sexuels, les relations et le mariage dans cet exposé délicat sur la liberté sexuelle.
Techniques chirurgicales: des origines, à la robotique: Bertin Nahum at TEDxMontpellier
At TEDxMontpellier, Bertin Nahum provides a fascinating journey through the history of surgery, from the problems surgeons faced in the Middle Ages to recent developments and innovations in the field.
À TEDxMontpellier, Bertin Nahum nous offre un voyage fascinant à travers l’histoire de la chirurgie, des problèmes auxquels étaient confrontés les chirurgiens du Moyen Âge aux derniers développements et innovations dans la discipline.
La transparence radicale: Christian Chalifour at TEDxQuebec
At TEDxQuebec, Christian Chalifour discusses transparency in social media within the province as well as throughout the globe.
À TEDxQuébec, Christian Chalifour parle de la transparence dans les médias sociaux, aussi bien à l’intérieur du Québec qu’à travers le globe.