It’s not necessarily the talks [that make a TEDx event important], but rather the thought process it stimulates and the conversations it starts.

That’s the real success to a TEDx event. Local speakers touch relevant issues in a local community. This stimulates local conversations and makes local people think. Is this not a catalyst to innovation and problem solving?

That, in my opinion, is why a TEDx event is so important.

From Jonathan Darker’s meditation on TEDxPretoria in South Africa, “What’s the big deal about TEDx?

Every day TEDx events are being held and organized all over the world. To find an event near you to attend or to learn more about organizing an event yourself, check out our website.


GUYS, GUYS — look — LION CUBS! Watch one of our staffers play with the adorable / terrifying furballs above!

It’s Friday and we need something adorable to make it through the day. But, first, a story. Ahem…

Sometimes — in the TEDx office — you come back to your desk from a trip to the bathroom and find your coworkers gathered around a laptop watching a video of another coworker playing with lion cubs. Totally normal, right? Right. Needs to be on Tumblr, right? That’s what I thought. Which is why I said, “This is going on Tumblr.”

So, Tumblr, without further ado, Simon, fearless TEDx Talk screener plays with lions. Complete with classy educational video game music.


"To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."- Nelson Mandela

We’re sad to hear of Nelson Mandela’s passing. To honor his legacy, we’ve gathered a few talks inspired by his extraordinary approach to peace amid the violent South African apartheid:
Fighting with non-violence, on the philosophies that power peaceful protests.In defense of dialogue, on how honest conversations can solve global problems. Thula Mama, a soulful song by a crucial artistic voice in the fight against apartheid.
May he be remembered for many years to come.

"To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."
- Nelson Mandela

We’re sad to hear of Nelson Mandela’s passing. To honor his legacy, we’ve gathered a few talks inspired by his extraordinary approach to peace amid the violent South African apartheid:

Fighting with non-violence, on the philosophies that power peaceful protests.
In defense of dialogue, on how honest conversations can solve global problems. 
Thula Mama, a soulful song by a crucial artistic voice in the fight against apartheid.

May he be remembered for many years to come.