TEDxHollywood is focused on the changing face of the entertainment industry. Topics explored by our presenters included “Connected Audience, Disconnected Content,” “Privacy Primacy,” “Where’s The New Money?” and “What’s The New Narrative?” This year we welcomed attendees from:
- Beats by Dre
- Hasbro Studios
- JP Morgan
- Maui Toys
- Nasty Gal
- National Academy of Sciences
- NBC Universal
- Qualcomm Technologies Inc.
- Red Bull
- Redlight Management
- Road Runner
- The Hollywood Reporter
- Universal Music
- X Prize
TEDx, x=independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, selforganized 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 an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. Attendees have called it “the ultimate brain spa” and “a four-day journey into the future.” The diverse audience — CEOs, scientists, creatives, philanthropists — is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono.
TED was first held in Monterey, California, in 1984. In 2001, Chris Anderson’s Sapling Foundation acquired TED from its founder, Richard Saul Wurman. In recent years, TED has expanded to include an international conference, TEDGlobal; media initiatives, including TED Talks and TED.com; and the TED Prize.