TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading,” supporting world-changing ideas, connections and dialogue. The two annual TED Conferences bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.
TEDx events are independently organized to bring people together at local levels to share in a TED-like experience. Much like TED Conferences, TEDx events are centered on big ideas and inspiring talks intended to spark deep discussion and connection among attendees. TEDx events are officially licensed events in which guidance, rules and regulations are provided by TED.
TEDxVermilionStreet is the first and only TEDx event in Lafayette, Louisiana. TEDxVermilionStreet is a platform to connect individuals and ideas within our local, regional, and statewide community. The event serves to encourage discussion and generate ideas that can help to move our community forward and transform the way we think of ourselves and our community.