What is TED? 

TED is a  nonprofit organization

With the sole mission to spread ideas, TED started in the 1980s as a conference in California but morphed into a global platform for novel ideas. Today, TED is known for sharing intellectual and academic ideas in bite-size chunks with an engaging presentation and accessible format.

 What is TEDx? 

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading

TED created a program called TEDx in 2009 allowing local communities around the world to organize TED-like conferences and events. Still part of a global community, TEDx talks are shared with the world through TEDx’s YouTube channel which has more than 22 million subscribers.

 What is TEDxPurdueU? 

TEDxPurdueU is a student organization

We are the independent student-run organization standing behind TEDx talks and events held at Purdue University. With the mission to stimulate the curious mind, challenge perspectives, and spark discussion, we expose our local community and global audience to “ideas worth spreading.” 

We need you!

Our organization works with a wide variety of tasks and are always looking for ways to make our teams more diverse. Organizing TEDx events is a perfect opportunity to improve your current skills or learn something completely new!

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What are you waiting for? Send in your application today!  We are more than happy to answer any questions via email. Good luck!!


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