TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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).
TEDx brings the spirit of TED’s mission of ideas worth spreading to local communities around the globe. TEDx events are organized by curious individuals who seek to discover ideas and spark conversations in their own community.
An initiative by the students of Birla Public School, Doha-Qatar to promote the spirit of TED in their community; TEDxBirlaPublicSchool is an annual youth conference conducted under a license by TED, where young minds come together to share the most innovative of ideas and deliver the most powerful speeches in an attempt to have an impact on the world.
What is the vision for TEDxBirlaPublicSchool?
The TEDxBirlaPublicSchool initiative by the students of Birla Public School, Doha-Qatar to promote the spirit of TED in their community.
Who will be the audience for this event?
The event is open to all people present in the state of Qatar. But you will have to purchase your tickets beforehand as the seats are restricted to 100 people.
Who gets to be selected as participants for the event?
The participant will be selected strictly based on the merit of the application. Your application has to differentiate itself from the masses and convey an interest to learn from your ideas.
When is the last date of registration for participants?
The last date of registration is
Will the speakers’ talks be available after the conference?
Yes. Speakers’ talks will be uploaded on the TEDx Talks channel on YouTube after the event.
Will the event be live streamed?
Yes, the event will be live streamed. In case, you couldn't attend the event you can watch this live stream, or else you could even watch the speaker talks which will be uploaded by the TEDx talks Youtube page later on!
Where will the event be held?
The event will be held at Basant Kumar Birla Auditorium, Birla Public School, Ras Abboud St. Opposite Religious Complex Abu، Doha, Qatar.
What is the dress code for the event?
The dress code for the event is strictly smart casuals/semi-formal. We request all participants to adhere to the dress code.
Will the student volunteers of TEDxBirlaPublicSchool receive a certificate?
Yes. You will receive a certificate for volunteering in the event.