About TED, TEDx and Countdown

  • About TED TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

  • In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxDalbergCatalyst, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxDalbergCatalyst event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Click here to know more!

  • TED Countdown is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis and turn ideas into action. With the goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by half over the next decade, their coalition of partners and participants are working to identify solutions in five key areas: energy, transport, materials, food, and nature.

About Dalberg and Dalberg Catalyst

  • Dalberg is a global group working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential. It partners with and serves communities, governments, and companies throughout the world, providing an innovative mix of advisory, investment, research, analytics, and design services. Comprised of Dalberg Advisors, Dalberg Design, Dalberg Data Insights, Dalberg Media and Dalberg Research; Dalberg approaches problems differently and works together to create impact at scale.

  • Dalberg Catalyst, founded by the Dalberg Trust, brings to life multi-stakeholder initiatives to address some of today‚Äôs most pressing social and environmental challenges. We collaborate with leading partners and funders from across the private, public, and social sectors, while leveraging the deep knowledge, experience, and skills of the Dalberg Group.