TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from the worlds of Technology, Entertainment and Design. The two annual TED conferences - in Long Beach, California and Edinburgh, Scotland - bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less.
Independently planned TEDx programmes give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.
CERN is investigating the possibility of holding a TEDx event in the future. Follow @TEDxCERN on twitter or like our TEDxCERN Facebook page for more information as it becomes available. On 27 June we will show three sessions of the TEDGlobal 2012 conference live in the council chamber from 9.45-11.15am, from 12-1.45pm and from 6-7.45pm. To gain maximum benefit from the TED experience, leave your mobile phone and laptop at the office, stay for a full session and let yourself be inspired by ideas worth spreading.