In 2009, TED created a program called TEDx, designed to give communities, organizations, and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring individuals together to share in the spirit of TED's mission, "Ideas Worth Spreading."
Our event is called TEDxUNPlaza, where x=independently organized TED event. At our event, TEDTalks videos and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussions of global issues. The TED conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. TEDxUNPlaza is organized by a nonprofit foundation driven by volunteers and financially supported by sponsors. Our main goal is to organize an inspiring event that showcases innovative, multi-disciplinary solutions to complex issues in a manner that is accessible to the global public while staying politically neutral.