TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert,Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TEDConference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in PalmSprings; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.
TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
In this video, TED curator Chris Anderson introduces the TEDx program: