TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. 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 110 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.


TEDx is a grassroots initiative, created in the spirit of TED’s overall mission to research and discover “ideas worth spreading.” TEDx brings the spirit of TED to local communities around the globe through TEDx events. These events are organized by passionate individuals who seek to uncover new ideas and to share the latest research in their local areas that spark conversations in their communities. TEDx events include live speakers and recorded TED Talks, and are organized independently under a free license granted by TED. These events are not controlled by TED, but event organizers agree to abide by the format and are offered guidelines for curation, speaker coaching, event organizing, and more. They learn from us and from each other.


The purpose of a TEDx event is to spark deep discussions and connections through the medium of TEDx Talks and speakers. The aim of TEDxTIET is that it becomes a local forum for ideas within our college and a community that inspires people to change their lives, and ultimately the world. TEDxTIET wishes to sow the seeds of adventure and self-discovery in the minds of the young tutees of TIET. TEDxTIET would like to take this exceptional opportunity to encourage people to do what many would have thought to be impossible, discover one's true passion and not fear the unknown. The journey of life is like a ship; staying in the harbor is safe, but new treasures are discovered only when one sails across the uncharted sea.