Three TEDxCERN events. 60 talks from the leaders of science. 10 million views. Over 10,000 mentions on social media. And one Large Hadron Collider.

TEDxCERN has evolved into a platform dedicated to share ideas and initiatives from scientific, technological, educational and artistic fields that have inspired awe from an expanding audience.

In just three years, TEDxCERN has become one of our finest TEDx events, and we look to TEDxCERN to surface new ideas in science.” Jay Herrati, Director of TEDx Events

Our ambition is to curate a programme each year which breaks the boundaries of academia, talks which have the power to make us question the very basis of science and have the potential to change the way we think, behave and act.

We broke onto the TEDx scene in 2013, captivating our audience under the theme of ‘Multiplying Dimensions’. The following year we expanded our audience and online reach with “FORWARD: Charting the future with science”. And by the time we reached our 2015 event “Breaking the Rules”, TEDxCERN had reached a crescendo of momentum.

Expanding our live audience size, enabling thousands more to watch online, collaborating with TED Ed, and having talks featured on the global TED.com site - each viewed by more than 1 million people.

The impact of TEDxCERN on the scientific community has been infallible. And all that we have achieved, was within the true spirit of TED.

And we’re not slowing the momentum down. This November we explore curiosity in the fourth edition of TEDxCERN. Speakers and leaders in their field will give us an insight into their ripples of curiosity which have transformed into waves of evolution. See you there, or join us online.


About TED

TED is a nonprofit organisation committed to ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’. Back in 1984, the first TED conference brought together thinkers from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design, to share ideas and learn from each other.

Since then its scope has become ever broader. The world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers are now challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. No autocue, no scripts. All of the best talks and performances are available to the world, for free, on TED.com, we make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free


TEDx, x=independently organized event

To bring the TED experience to a wider audience, TED created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience, where the X stands for independently organised TED event. TEDx has run over 12,100 events worldwide in 190 countries with talks translated into 49 languages.



General information: tickets.tedxcern@cern.ch

Volunteer: volunteers-TEDxCERN@cern.ch

Host a webcast viewing party: webcast-TEDxCERN@CERN.ch

Press: press.office@cern.ch 

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