TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, and today covers almost all topics – from science to business to global issues – in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx
program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TEDxMemphis launched in 2015 to bring local ideas to the global TED stage. For each annual conference, we choose a roster of speakers to share TED talks with a Memphis audience, while professionally filming those talks to distribute locally and throughout the TED network.
2021 Theme: Ctrl+Alt+Delete
TEDxMemphis is pleased to announce that are 2021 theme will be Ctrl+Alt+Delete. It’s a simple computer
function most of us are familiar with. One that helps us reset our
desktops and start fresh. What if you could take that same concept, but
apply it to ideas? The thoughts we have help direct the course of our
lives and TEDxMemphis Ctrl+Alt+Delete is here to help you reset the way you