The room brimmed with somber silence as Taiye Selasi’s TED talk was projected on the television screen. Some individuals in the pool of participants burst out in intervals of applause while others furrowed their eyebrows, listening intently to the words.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
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. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)