What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxEcublens, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxEcublens event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
At the EPFL and UNIL campus, we have a growing community eager to learn, share and be inspired. Professors, students and alumni are thriving for the content that is shared by TEDx events around the globe. Because of this, we aim to create a venue where this very community who is driven and passionate about their disciplines can showcase the talents that this diverse campus has to offer, and can have a place where their “ideas can spread”.
We believe that the TEDx mission is closely aligned with UNIL and EPFL’s missions that push for the dissemination of knowledge and innovation.
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.