TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
TEDxUIUC aims to enhance the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign community through a TED-like experience. It provides top thinkers and the most remarkable doers a platform to share ideas through presentations, performance, discussions and more at a day-long conference.
Our theme for TEDxUIUC 2014 was In Pursuit.