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What is TED ?

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.


What is TEDx ?

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.)


What is tedXHSG?

TEDxHSG is a day of wonder, inspiration and awe, fully organized by dedicated students of the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. You will hear empowering talks on innovative topics, meet interesting people and be able to engage deeper in exchange during our workshop sessions. In between, you will be able to enjoy streamed TEDTalks which we personally selected, taste delicious food and, of course, the unique TEDxHSG atmosphere.

Our vision is to spread ideas within the HSG community by creating a local TEDx platform for sharing thoughts and ideas, provoking conversations that matter, communicating openly and fostering innovative thinking where everyone is included. By seeing beyond the business lens, TEDxHSG encourages interdisciplinary thinking in order to broaden the horizon of HSG students, challenge their world view and inspire them to think differently.