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, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 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.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)


TEDxBasel seeks to extend the TED experience at a regional level, highlighting exceptional ideas, inspiring people and creative works within our community. We explore big questions with a broad spirit of inquiry. We strive to connect people across disciplines and create conversations that drive action. Beyond the organisation of TEDxBasel, our team forms a fresh and dynamic community, always evolving and in search of new ideas and projects to share.

Meet the TEDxBasel team

TEDxBasel is a 100% volunteer driven, non-profit event. We rely on a large number of people to share their time, ideas and experience to help make our event a success.

Our full team can be seen here.


TEDxBasel is organised by a large group of talented, dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. Our team of local volunteers share their knowledge, skills and spare time throughout the year to organise all the elements, large and small, that make TEDxBasel possible.

We all share the mission to share ideas worth spreading. We love TED talks and want to share this experience within our own community: Basel!

How to volunteer

Keen to volunteer? Find out more, including how to sign up, here.

Do you have a passion for TED, the world, and experience working in digital communications?

We're also looking for an enthusiastic, self sufficient, organised, all round digital communications intern wizard! Think you've got what it takes? Find out more, including how to apply, here.