About TED

TED conference was first hosted 33 years ago in 1984. Since then the organisation has constantly evolved and grown with one purpose: to share ideas worth spreading. Speakers come from all over the world come to share ground-breaking inventions, unique insights, and inspirational stories. The talks are delivered in various fields: art, business, biology, technologies and many more.

The vast universe of ideas and initiatives that is TED today – TED, TEDGlobal, TEDx, TED-Ed, TEDWomen, TEDActive, TED Radio Hour, etc. – are a result of Chris Anderson’s effort to allow anyone to be touched by great ideas. His non-profit called the Sapling Foundation purchased the conference in 2001 and has not looked back since. Find out more about TED.

About TEDxAstonUniversity

TEDx events are independently organised events all over the world. These events are held in the spirit of TED with inspiring and mind changing talks. TEDx events bring together thought-provoking ideas and outstanding speakers from various industries.

The wait is over! TEDxAstonUniversity is back to host the most anticipated event of the year. The TEDxAston community has given rise to so many exciting, ideas, collaborations and amazing projects and we look forward to taking this forward in 2018.

With year’s theme of Diversity and Mindset, we embrace the cultural, ethnic, professional, and academic diversity in Birmingham to challenge the traditional mindsets imposed by society.