Ideas Worth Spreading
Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.
Many are subtitled in a variety of languages, and have an interactive transcript.
Almost as good and almost as free is the site http://fora.tv.
An independently organized TED event is coming to UCLA. June 18, 2011 from 10am-3pm.