About TEDx

x=independently organized event

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)


NYTimes Article: ‘A Conference that Makes Learning Free (and Sexy): http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/26/fashion/26TEDX.html?_r=2

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; 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 host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows 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.

For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration

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

Chris Anderson, Curator of the TED Conference Shares His Vision for TED:



About TEDxAmman

TEDxAmman brings the spirit of TED conference to Amman the Capital under the theme of "Disruptive Innovation", a full-day of fascinating and inspiring talks by speakers from Jordan, the Middle East and the rest of the world. 
The event comes as a result of the hard work and dedication from a team of Jordanian volunteers who have gathered their experiences from organizing three TEDx events in Jordan so far namely; TEDxDeadSea - April 2011, TEDxYouth@Amman - November 2011 and TEDxAmmanTeachers - March 2012 to present the best event yet to come; TEDxAmman 2012.
Follow TEDxAmman on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDxAmman, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TEDxAmman.

Disruptive Innovation


There's evolutionary, revolutionary and then disruptive innovation. Evolutionary innovation improves a product in an existing market, much like expected. Revolutionary innovation comes with an unexpected bang to that same market. On a totally different level, 'Disruptive Innovation' helps create a new market and value network, and eventually goes on to disrupt the existing ones over a few years or decades, displacing an earlier technology.   
Disruptive innovation flows over competition, it means making a clear shift (even if after a while), changing human beings' behaviors and lifestyles.  Think mass produced automobiles, Wikipedia and touch screen mobiles. 
TEDxAmman is on a quest to bring disruptive innovators, from all walks of life, to inspire you. By inviting us to the stories and thoughts that changed their personal calling in life, they are sure to strike a curiosity nerve, if not the inventor, in you.  
We are excited to put on display great Inventions Worth Spreading, and even more so thrilled to be among the first to witness some of them.