TEDxTirana is local, independently organized event in Tirana that strives to create the unique experience found at TED. At its core, TEDxTirana's fundamental goal is to foster and spread great ideas and meaningful work as well as to provide a platform where thinkers and fascinating teacher females will be inspired and will inspire others. This event would focus on how women and girls are reshaping the future and beyond sharing hidden histories and the great breadth and diversity of women's work and creativity, accomplishments and insights, the event brings gender into focus in many other ways. It will feature five talks from local speakers, sharing insights on diverse topics. If there is a through line that connects them all, it is that each spoke from the knowledge that comes from lived experience and that each, on some level, is a story of selfinvention.We want people to be uniquely aware of women's issues and how they affect everyone. The diverse group of people present will be able to learn from one another, both as speakers and as attendees, and will leave the conference driven to creatively improve our collective future.
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 video 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.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives.
The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to organize independent, TED-like events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.