What is TEDx? 

x = independently organized event 

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 TEDx[name], where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDx[name] event, TEDTalks 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.

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What is TEDxWasedaU?

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TEDxWasedaU is a student non-profit organization that aims to expand the outlook of the organization TED. Founded in 2011 by the students of Waseda University, TEDxWasedaU consists of students from various backgrounds with the mission of embracing cultural diversity and providing opportunities to exchange, share, and spread ideas. With these missions, TEDx WasedaU strives to contribute to the TED’s vision of having “Ideas worth spreading.” TEDxWasedaU is one of the largest student organized TEDx communities in Japan, holding one major event, one Student Speaker Competition (SSC) and multiple community based salon talks and discussions annually. In the year of 2014-2015, TEDxWasedaU gained 2 more licenses, Salon and Live. With total of 3 different licenses, TEDxWasedaU is spreading inspiring and innovative ideas to local communities.