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What is TEDx?

The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences.

At TEDx events, a screening of TED Talks videos — or a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos — sparks deep conversation and connections at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED.

About TEDx, x = independently organized TED event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized 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.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-hanging ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

What is TEDxAlShuwaikh?

TEDxAlShuwaikh is a one day event licensed by TED in North America to be held in Shuwaikh, with the same spirit and TED globally.

  • It’s about leadership
  • It’s about sparking conversations
  • It’s about sharing ideas
  • It’s about amazing speakers
  • Its about art and design
  • It’s about making connections
  • It’s about creating a special experience
  • It’s about diversity

The day, our goals, our vision

Shuwaikh is home to industry, public and private institutions and organizations, academia, R&D, Vocational Schools, Kuwait University, and residential neighborhoods, and more...Al-Shuwaikh is made up of fascinating people with extraordinary ideas. Good things are happening all around us, and TEDxAlShuwaikh looks forward to being a place for showcasing incredible people and incredible ideas, linking them with our pro-active audience, to make things happen!
TEDxAlShuwaikh will take place on Thursday, March 24, 2016. TEDxAlShuwaikh will foster the spread and application of great ideas around a common theme, 2016 > me [...greater than me].


TEDxAlShuwaikh will be held at the headquarters of the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, in an intimate environment, where we will have a variety of multimedia capabilities,  and an exclusive audience of 100 passionate ‘tedsters’.
TEDxAlShuwaikh, 2016 will be output for simulcast to local audiences, including partner colleges and schools.