More than 7,700 TEDx events have been held around the world, and the TEDx web site indicates 268 events planned for October 2013 alone.
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), the non-profit that organizes the high-profile global conferences, grants free licenses to third parties to organize independent TED-like even
ts internationally. These events are designated with an "x" after TED, followed by a location-based descriptor.
feet), a 2-percent increase in display space over 2012. The events were cross-ticketed: a TEDxBerlin ticket included an IFA pass.
TEDxBerlin’s theme was "City 2.0." The two-day event featured 20 international speakers debating the future of urban living. The event focused on the "future of smart cities, the limits to growth and t
he need for innovative urban planning" and examined "architectural, technological and sociographic innovations"—a good fit with IFA.
I share this initiative with you because a TEDx event may present an innovative content opportunity for your community. It also enables you to leverage TED's celebrated format, tap into the resources provided by TED and capitalize on the "global TED Talks phenomenon," as IFA put it in their show daily.
Interested in organizing a TEDx event? Learn more about getting a license on the TEDx "Organize an Event" page.
Photo credit: TEDxBerlin/Sebastian Gabsch