|口號||TED（技術、娛樂、設計），讓思想長上翅膀。英文：Ideas worth Spreading|
TED（指technology, entertainment, design在英語中的縮寫，即技術、娛樂、設計）是美國的一家私有非營利機構，該機構以它組織的TED大會著稱。TED誕生於1984年，其創辦人是里查德·沃曼。
2002年起，克里斯·安德森接管TED，創立了種子基金會（The Sapling Foundation），並營運TED大會。每年3月，TED大會在美國召集眾多科學、設計、文學、音樂等領域的傑出人物，分享他們關於技術、社會、人的思考和探索。
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|Founded||February 23, 1984|
|Founder(s)||Richard Saul Wurman and Harry Marks|
|Slogan(s)||Ideas worth spreading|
|Alexa rank||834 (May 2016)|
|Type of site||Conference|
|Available in||English, multilingual subtitles, transcript|
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences run by the private nonprofit organization Sapling Foundation, under the slogan "Ideas Worth Spreading".TED was founded in February 1984 as a one-off event and the annual conference series began in 1990. TED's early emphasis was technology and design, consistent with its Silicon Valley origins, but it has since broadened its focus to include talks on many scientific, cultural, and academic topics.
The main TED conference is held annually in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Its companion TEDActive is held in the City of Whistler, British Columbia, about 125 kilometers northeast of Vancouver. Prior to 2014, the two conferences were held in Long Beach and Palm Springs, California, respectively. TED events are also held throughout North America and in Europe and Asia, offering live streaming of the talks. They address a wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture, often through storytelling. The speakers are given a maximum of 18 minutes to present their ideas in the most innovative and engaging ways they can.Past speakers include Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, Al Gore, Gordon Brown, Billy Graham, Richard Dawkins, Bill Gates, Bono, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and many Nobel Prize winners. TED's current curator is the British former computer journalist and magazine publisher Chris Anderson.
|Jimmy Wales: The birth of Wikipedia, TED (conference), 2005|
|Chris Anderson: A vision for TED, TED (conference), 2002|
Since June 2006, the talks have been offered for free viewing online, under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives Creative Commons license, through TED.com. As of March 2016, over 2,400 talks are freely available on the website. In June 2011, the talks' combined viewing figure stood at more than 500 million, and by November 2012, TED talks had been watched over one billion times worldwide. Not all TED talks are equally popular, however. Those given by academics tend to be watched more online, and art and design videos tend to be watched less than average.