Our Mission: Local Ideas Worth Spreading

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.

In fact, everything we do — from our Conferences to our TED Talks to the projects sparked by the TED Prize, from the global TEDx community to the TED-Ed lesson series — is driven by this goal: How can we best spread great ideas?

TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Our agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation.

TEDxPortElizabeth 2016 Volunteer Recruitment

Authorized by TED, TEDxPortElizabeth is an independent TEDx organization based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Being one of the most influential and highest-quality TEDx  organizations in the South Africa, TEDxPortElizabeth inherits TED’s mission of “ideas worth spreading”.

In the past three years, TEDxPortElizabeth has successfully transformed from TEDxSummerstrand to a city-branded TEDx, organized one TEDxLive event. More than 15 speakers and performers, from various walks of life, will share their ideas and stories on the TEDxPortElizabeth’s stage.

These heartening figures cannot be achieved without the effort and persistence of TEDxPortElizabeth’s volunteers. Some meet the love of their life. Some gain extra experiences beyond the events. While for every one of them, it has been a challenging course of self-improvement.

They come from different backgrounds and focus on diverse tasks, including promotion, partnerships, translation and approaching speakers. They engage together in planning, discussing and implementing the events of TEDxPortElizabeth.

TEDxPortElizabeth: Through The Looking Glass