TEDxRyersonU is committed to spreading ideas about technology, entertainment and design from the best dreamers, thinkers and doers at Ryerson University. We borrow from the TED ideology by devoting ourselves to ideas worth spreading. Our goal is to enable innovation, empower creativity and to help push boundaries across our campus, by means of various disciplines.
We aim to connect the campus and bring all the creative minds of the Ryerson community together and spread their ideas to the world. Since its inception in 2010, TEDxRyersonU has delivered five highly successful events, “Inspiring Your Future” (2010), “Think Forward” (2011), “ACT” (2012), “361 Degrees: A New Angle” (2013), and “Echoes” (2014). Going into its’ sixth year, TEDxRyersonU promises to attract a dynamic audience who will represent many facets of Ryerson’s community.
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.
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.