In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxOhioStateUniversity, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxOhioStateUniversity 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. Learn more here.