TEDx is an open-source community of independently organised events that inspire innovation, thought leadership, and visionary insights. TEDxStockholm is our way of creating such a community in the city we love together with like-minded & inspiring people.
We believe Stockholm is already blessed with a strong creative and innovative mindset -the Stockholm mindset. Today, however, the city is lacking an interdisciplinary and open forum where people can meet and ideas worth spreading can evolve. There is also a lack of insight in the true value and potential of the Stockholm mindset. TEDxStockholm is our way of creating such a forum and spreading this insight.
We want to further promote the innovative and transparent nature of the Stockholm mindset. At the same time we want to act as a facilitator for knowledge-sharing by bringing the TED mindset to Stockholm. We believe this will be achieved by creating a physical forum, an open think tank, where curious and open-minded individuals can meet and let ideas and concepts evolve, take tangible form and come alive!
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED – like experience. Our event is called TEDxStockholm, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxStockholm event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences – the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer – TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.