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.)

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to organize local, independent TED-like events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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On May 25, 2013, we will be holding the third TEDxChisinau conference in Moldova.

TEDxChisinau: Postcards from the Future will consist of research lectures, technology demonstrations, arts performances, and world-changing ideas from the future brought together in a full-day conference.

This year we have prepared over eighteen new revolutionary ideas in areas such as medicine, law, business, science, communication, education, and arts delivered by pioneers in the field, from our country and abroad.

TEDxChisinau: Postcards from the Future will take place on May 25, Saturday, from 9:00 to 18:00 and will include four sessions of speeches broken up by coffee breaks for socializing and networking and a break for lunch.

Book your ticket for May 25 for the most inspiring event of 2013; it promises to be an intense day of therapy and recreation for your brain and soul.

Stay tuned for more information about the tickets and the speakers