TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a set of conferences, that include talks from world’s most inspired thinkers.
TED was founded by Richard Saul Wurman and Harry Marks in 1984 and the conferences has been held annually since 1990. At present the events are hosted by Chris Anderson and owned by his non-profit organization, the Sapling Foundation.
Much effort have been put forward to make TED talks available for millions across the globe.
TED talks are available online on the TED website and other video sharing websites, under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons license.
Recently live streaming of the talks have made possible which led to a notable growth of audience.
The TED Open-Translation Project which aims at translating TED talks has made the talks available in over 40 languages.
TED has proved to be successful in offering knowledge and inspiration from the world’s great thinkers. The ideas presented are really innovative that they may change the world in the future.