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. 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.
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, 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. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TEDxMaitama is an independently organised TED event operated under license from TED. It is a one day event featuring eminent speakers from different fields that will share unique ideas about Nigeria and the world.
We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. We believe in the power of conversation to shape minds into action. Come experience perspectives that provide you with the richest possible landscape for creative collision. A meeting at TEDxMaitama can lead to exciting new ideas and insights. Each conversation with a new person could reveal new trends, treatments and technologies or even spark them. Believe and remember that your ideas do not just stop at your heads.
This year's theme 'What Now' dedicated itself to the exploration and disintegration of some of our most dearly held belief systems. It attempts to make sense of both the big questions as well as the little ones. The talks around this theme will separate, investigate and question the next step while exploring multiple solutions to make the answers clear, specific or just plain simple.