Who is TED?

TED isn’t a who, it’s a what. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, three broad subject areas that are shaping our future. TEDxDetroit is an independently produced offspring of the annual TED gathering of big brains and cool creators. Learn more about the TED conference at TED.com. To learn more about TEDxDetroit, keep reading or see the FAQ.

What’s with the X?

We are the X. The multipliers. The catalysts. The connectors. The amplifiers. We challenge the status quo. We come together to collaborate, to share fresh ideas and to find inspiration. We are optimistic about our future. We believe Detroit’s best days lie ahead. We are the people who are making it happen. We believe that is an idea worth spreading.

Why in Detroit?

Because we love Detroit. And we’re not alone. The creative arts and business startups thrive Detroit. Detroit is where the young, bright, creative and entrepreneurial are making it happen. Detroit is where the future takes shape. But don’t take our word for it: Read ForbesInc, The Guardian and The New York Times. This is the sixth year of TEDxDetroit.