TED stands for "Technology, Entertainment, Design." It is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1984 in the United States. TED's mission is to spread ideas and knowledge in the form of short, powerful talks, typically lasting around 18 minutes or less. These talks are known as "TED Talks."
TED began as a conference where experts and thought leaders from various fields, including technology, entertainment, and design, would come together to share their innovative ideas and insights. Over the years, TED Talks have expanded to cover a wide range of topics, including science, business, art, social issues, education, and more.
The format of TED Talks is engaging and accessible, allowing speakers to present their ideas in a compelling and concise manner. The talks are often accompanied by visuals, demonstrations, or storytelling, making them captivating and thought-provoking for the audience.
TED has grown into a global phenomenon, and its TED Talks are viewed and shared by millions of people worldwide. In addition to the flagship TED conference, there are independently organized TEDx events held in various communities, schools, and organizations, allowing local organizers to curate their own TED-like experiences.
TED's impact goes beyond the conferences and talks. The organization has also launched various initiatives, such as TED-Ed for educational content, TED Fellows for supporting emerging innovators, and TED Translators for making talks accessible to a broader audience through subtitles in multiple languages.
Overall, TED is a platform that celebrates and disseminates ideas worth spreading, inspiring people to think critically, gain new perspectives, and be part of a global community that seeks positive change and progress.
What is TEDx?
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
TEDx is a program of independently organized events licensed by TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), a nonprofit organization known for its influential TED Talks. TEDx events are local, self-organized conferences that bring people together to share ideas and experiences in the form of short, powerful talks. The "x" in TEDx denotes that the event is independently organized and operated under a free license granted by TED.
TEDx events are designed to spark deep conversations, inspire new perspectives, and foster connections within communities. They cover a wide range of topics, including science, technology, art, design, social issues, and personal stories. TEDx speakers are usually experts, professionals, or individuals with unique experiences who are passionate about sharing their insights and ideas with a live audience. These events follow the format and spirit of the original TED Talks, adhering to the principle of "ideas worth spreading." TEDx events can vary in scale, from small local gatherings to large conferences, and they occur worldwide in numerous cities and communities.
At TEDxLaxmiVidyapeeth, we bring together brilliant speakers who will share their insights, stories, and ideas worth spreading, all under the umbrella of our empowering theme: Synergy .
What is TEDxLaxmiVidyapeeth?
Laxmi Vidyapeeth, Sarigam (LVS), a cluster of three colleges and two schools, stands as a prestigious institution —an "ideal temple of learning"— managed by the Smt. Shantaben Haribhai Gajera Charitable Trust in Surat.
Nestled in a sprawling 120-acre campus, this temple of learning boasts facilities that surpass even the wildest imaginations. Set amidst a tranquil environment, away from the bustling city, Laxmi Vidyapeeth offers students a lush green atmosphere and a system that harmoniously blends modern techniques with traditional values. Here, students have the opportunity to enhance their physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being.
Laxmi Vidyapeeth has consistently upheld its reputation and position as one of the finest schools, engineering colleges, and management institutions in the Valsad region. At LVS, we go beyond academic excellence. We provide a nurturing environment where our students can sharpen their analytical and logical faculties, becoming the best versions of themselves. Moreover, we aim to instill a sense of responsibility and cultivate their growth as individuals who contribute to society, thereby uplifting the pride of our school.