What is TEDx?

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organisations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. At TEDx events, a screening of TED Talks videos — or a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos — sparks deep conversation and connections at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED.

What is TEDxReading?

TEDxReading is an event completely created, curated and staffed by volunteers. It is for a community of like minded people who believe in TEDs ethos of ‘Ideas worth spreading’. They dream big ideas but understand the only way to realise it is to collaborate and help others realise their dreams.

Bring an open mind and heart to this day long event of up to 14 speakers. The talks are on an eclectic range of subjects around the theme of Order from Chaos. We will fill your head with ideas and then allow you time to meet and discuss them with your fellow TEDxers and the speakers during the breaks. Make connections here, these are the positive, forward thinking people we all should be surrounding ourselves by. Events and workshops throughout the year and an online community help you stay in touch and find others like you. All of the talks are filmed and will be hosted by TED on the TEDx channel. Food and refreshments are included. The Event will tackle some adult themes so we advise attendees be aged 15+.


In an ever more complex world, some have made it their mission to tame, overcome or exploit the disorder to create simple solutions to complex problems. We invite you to explore some of their ideas with us.