About TEDx

x=independently organized event

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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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)


NYTimes Article: ‘A Conference that Makes Learning Free (and Sexy): http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/26/fashion/26TEDX.html?_r=2

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration

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

Chris Anderson, Curator of the TED Conference Shares His Vision for TED:



About TEDxAmman

TEDxAmman brings the spirit of TED conference to Amman the Capital under the theme of "City 2.0", a full-day of fascinating and inspiring talks by speakers from Jordan, the Middle East and the rest of the world. 
The event comes as a result of the hard work and dedication from a team of Jordanian volunteers who have gathered their experiences from organizing three TEDx events in Jordan so far namely; TEDxDeadSea - April 2011, TEDxYouth@Amman - November 2011 and TEDxAmmanTeachers - March 2012 to present the best event yet to come; TEDxAmman 2012.
Follow TEDxAmman on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDxAmman, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TEDxAmman.

City 2.0

This year, for the first time ever, the TED Prize went not to an individual, but to an idea on which our planet's future depends: the City 2.0.

For one day only, the TEDx platform will harness the power of people across the globe to encourage them to host a TEDx event themed "City 2.0" event at their favorite local spots, featuring the brightest local minds and biggest hearts. In unison, we'll share the stories of our beloved homes: where are the bright spots? The creative adaptations? The transformative responses to injustice? Who is asking the most pressing questions? Pioneering the most complex solutions?

In TEDxCity2.0 events speakers will focus on official City 2.0 (www.thecity2.org) themes, including Art, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Play, Public Space, and Safety - all elements whose presence will dictate the success of our future cities.   Here are some examples of specific issues speakers will address:

Public art allows people to see themselves, their aspirations, and struggles reflected in the urban infrastructure. Cities are thus a canvas, albeit rarely a blank one.

Cities are big, noisy classrooms. They teach us how to live with and learn from people totally unlike us, draw on the past and push into the future, and be entrepreneurial and resilient.

Play is a neglected and essential component of urban life--for kids, of course, but for adults, too. Play is inextricably linked with health, creativity, and innovation.

How our food is grown, shipped, prepared, and shared?

Everything from access to nutritious food to the safety of our streets, to the quality of the very air we breathe influences our well-being, and the longevity of our lives.

Urban advocates have long struggled with the daunting, but compelling challenge of finding ways to make dignifying homes available more widely.

Public space
Cities are fundamentally shared spaces. Whether it's in parks, plazas, or public libraries--we gather together and become something bigger.

Planning, prevention, policing, governance, and local coalitions of neighbours and community members are ensuring safety in all kinds of creative ways.