TED is an annual event where the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share their passions. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design – three broad subject areas that are shaping our future. Since TED presenters all focus on their individual expertise in a specific field, TED features talks on any and all subjects. As TED has gained traction around the world, the videos of TED conferences have been translated into over 100 languages through the Open Translation Project and have been able to impact viewers globally.
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. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. A mix of streamed TED talks and live speakers, TEDx events allow presenters to showcase topics that have a direct impact on the audience and can create lasting change within the communities at which the events are held.
TEDxAirlie is a locally organized and produced event in Wilmington, NC. Intended to spread ideas worth sharing, TEDxAirlie will attract a variety of different speakers focusing on “Making Waves” within the Wilmington community.