TED = TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. 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.
X = Independently organized TED event for and by a local community
UVA = University of Virginia: founded in 1819 by thomas jefferson, author of the declaration of independence. uva is where history meets innovation. the result is progress and a wealth of ideas worth spreading.