We’re part of the global TED community, connecting with people from any discipline and culture who thirst for a deeper understanding of the world. At our events you'll be captivated (and hopefully, slightly uncomfortable) by cutting edge ideas discovering the connective tissue of our global community.

Mission & Vision

The TEDxSaltLakeCity mission, based on the TED mission, is to cultivate and circulate "Ideas Worth Spreading." Our vision for the future is to make TEDxSaltLakeCity the Wasatch Front's leading platform for citizens to present and explore their ideas, stories, and creative solutions. We hope to create not only a deeper understanding of the place we call home, but also an ongoing conversation among people and organizations. Our ultimate goal: to inspire action across our community resulting in an upgraded Salt Lake City that is a model for the world.

Dive into the dialogue with us and learn how Salt Lake City is playing big in the world of ideas.

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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).

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California30 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; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; 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 and Facebook.

Read more about the history of TED.