TED is a non-profit organization devoted to ideas worth spreading. It started as a four day conference in California 26 years ago. TED has grown to support those world challenging ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. Talks are then made available free at TED.com. Few of the former TED speakers are Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck, Issabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.


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, TEDTalks, videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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.)


TEDxOsmaniaU is a local, independently organized TEDx event in Hyderabad, India, that strives to re-create the unique experience found at TED. At its core, the fundamental goal is to foster "Ideas worth spreading". Our aim is to provide a platform where thinkers and change makers co-inspire to question the way we think.