From TED to TEDxParis
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, which are the three themes covered at its annual conference. The TED organization was created in 1984 in Monterey, California, by architect and graphic designer Richard Saul Wurman. For a period of four days every year, TED “talks” bring together the planet’s top talents—business leaders, scientists, designers, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, etc.—to share their disruptive ideas with the world.
TED’s French off-shoot, TEDxParis, was founded in April 2009 by Michel Levy-Provençal. It is also the first TEDx conference in Europe. Today, TEDxParis represents a community of 130,000 people and companies.