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About TED

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.com. 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 TED.com, 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.

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

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxTepian, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxTepian event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

About TEDxTepian

TEDxTepian was born from a passion for change in Kalimantan (a.k.a. Borneo). TEDxTepian is initiated to connect the amazing and inspiring people from Kalimantan with the people in other parts of the world. TEDxTepian received a license from TED on April 4, 2012. TEDxTepian event is devoted to provide its own color in the development of knowledge, expertise and community spirit in the island of Kalimantan, in the field of technology, entertainment and design, as well as other fields of knowledge. The first event's theme is "Inspiring Kalimantan". Bringing the spirit and inspiration from the heart of Kalimantan. For more information about TEDxTepian, visit our website at www.tedxtepian.com.

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