TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design––three areas that are collectively shaping our future. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, and made available for free on TED.com. Past TED speakers include Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Simon Sinek, Sir Richard Branson, Sarah Silverman, Al Gore, Stephen Hawking, and Salman Khan.
TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event, is a program created by TED to bring communities together by sharing TED-like experiences locally. At a TEDx event, hand-picked live speakers combine with TED Talk videos to spark deep discussions and human connection. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized and subject to certain rules and regulations.
TEDxUF & OUR COMMUNITY
TEDxUF strives to connect the bold ideas of both the University of Florida and the greater Gainesville community. The University of Florida is rising as a current top ten public institution, producing cutting edge research and students entering the workforce at highly competitive levels. Combining this energized, top-tier research community with the vibrant artistic and cultural community of Gainesville creates a unique audience for TEDxUF.
As proud members of the Gainesville community, the TEDxUF team is keen on supporting local businesses, organizations and community members. Each year, the TEDxUF team partakes in a number of volunteer projects to uplift our community. We engage with our community to not only provide them with enriching experiences through TEDxUF events but to also leave a resounding impact in their minds and hearts. We can't wait for you to join us as we explore the wonders, talents and knowledge of the Gainesville community.