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. TEDx Program started in May 2009 and within seven months more than 100 TEDx events were organized in many cities around the globe such as New York, Sydney, Tokyo, Dubai, London, Amsterdam and Athens.
TEDxAthens seeks to develop and leverage the TED experience at a regional level, bringing together innovators and inspirational speakers in Athens, Greece. TEDxAthens’ first Conference took place in October 2009, gathering 150 attendees, while it hosted 4 live speakers and 2 recorded TED Talks. TEDxAthens 2009 sold out in less than 8 hours, a key figure that shows the power of the community behind it.
“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi