TED Talk

TED Talk

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design)

Beginning: February 23, 1984
Owner: Sapling Foundation
Founder (s): Richard Saul Wurman and Harry Marks
Headquarters: New York City, New York, US, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED today where ideas ideas from a broad spectrum – from science to business to global issues – in more than 100 languages. Ideas in communities around the world.


1984-99: Founding and early years
TED was conceived in 1984 by architect and graphic designer Richard Saul Wurman, who observed a convergence of the fields of technology, entertainment, and design (that is, “TED”). The first conference, organized By Harry Marks and Wurman in the same year, featured demos of the compact disc, co-developed by Philips and Sony and one of the demonstrations of the Apple Macintosh computers. Presentations were given by famous mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot and influential members of the digerati Community , Like Nicholas Negroponte and Stewart Brand. The event was financially unsuccessful; it took six years before the second conference was organized

From 1990 onward, a growing community of “TEDsters” cultured at the event in California State University Monterey Bay, until 2009, when it was relocated to Long Beach, California due to a substantial increase in attendees. Initially, the speakers had From the fields Of expertise behind the acronym TED, but during the nineties, the roster of presenters broadened to includ e scientists, philosophers, musicians, religious leaders, philanthropists, and many others.

2000-16: Recent growth
In 2000, Wurman, looking for a successor at age 65, met with new-media entrepreneur and TED enthusiast Chris Anderson to discuss future happenings. Anderson’s UK media company Future bought TED. In November 2001, Anderson’s non- Profit The Sapling Foundation (motto: “fostering the spread of great ideas.”) Acquired TED from Future for £ 6m. In February 2002, Anderson gave a TED Talk in which he explained his vision of the conference and his future role of curator. Wurman left after the 2002 conference.
In 2006, attendance cost was $ 4,400 per person and was by invitation only. The membership model was shifted in January 2007 to annual membership fee of $ 6,000, which contains es attendance of the conference, club mailings Networking tools, and conference DVDs.The 2017 conference will be $ 8,500 per attendee.

tournants, and Book Sales, Corporate Sponsorships are Diverse, Provided by companies SUCH AS Google, GE, AOL, Goldman Sachs, and at The Coca-Cola Company, Among Others Others. Sponsors do not the Participate in at The Creative direction of at The Event, NOR They are to present on the main stage, in the interests of journalistic independence.