What is TED and TEDx?

“TED is the most popular lecture series online.”

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a nonprofit organization 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.

TEDx brings the spirit of TED’s mission of ideas worth spreading to local communities around the globe. TEDx events are organized by curious individuals who seek to discover ideas and spark conversations in their own community. TEDx events include live speakers and recorded TED Talks, and are organized independently under a free license granted by TED.


TEDxUbud: bringing a TED-like experience to Bali

Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDxUbud program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through a TED-like experience at the local level.

TEDxUbud was founded in 2011 and brings together a curated group of 500 change-makers, innovators, & social pioneers who are part of a full day schedule of talks, performances, and interaction.

Indonesia is home to extraordinary ideas and TEDxUbud is dedicated to showcasing this brilliance and turning these great ideas into action.

In history: TEDxUbud’s first event was held on May 6th, 2011.

Event Popularity: Tickets have sold out every single year.

Photography: Total pictures taken during our full-day rehearsal, 2018 event, and farewell brunch: 4,367

Standing Ovations: Visual artist Daniel Connell, dancer and choreographer Jasmine Okubo, entrepreneur Kevin Kumala, Ainun Najib, human-trafficking activist Ruici Tio, Indonesian Indie-folk band Cozy Street Corner & Bonita, Indonesia’s most powerful female singer, Japanese world-champion yo-yo performer Black, vocalist Indra Aziz, Indonesian activist Lian Gogali, TEDFellow Myshkin Ingawale, and trumpeter Rio Sidik.

Volunteered Hours: Number of combined volunteered hours taken into putting together TEDxUbud 2018: 28,355 (We timed it. And we are doing it all over again!)


An army of volunteers

Core Team

Daniela Burr, Mila Shwaiko, Michellina Suminto, Melati Gaymans, Summa Durie, Julie Ahlrich, Krisnanda Mavira, Sam Lintern, Flora Marcella Ruslim, Vincent Chiesa, Ajeng Anggrahita, Anne Dayana Putri.

Oriana Titisari, Uchee Ramang, Ethel Tober Lahu, Pernell Bobby, Finithia Chiesa, Hannah Wijana.

Gika Savitri, Elia Simantov, Wiwin Windarni, Olivia O'leary, Ruby Saha, Ronny Armando, Martin Cowie, Monica Octaviani, Leigh Wasson, Lena Holban, Salvatore Aljaidi, Daniel Ziv, Lara Hough, Sue Useem, Miriam Castillo, Melita Rowston, Roos Huizenga, Sonja Geier, Raunala Maruti, Lukas Porz, Chicco Tatriele, Lahra Tatriele, I Made Runatha, Janita Himawati, Fernanda Burr, Scott Wells, Veronica Desi Puji, Andreas Fischer, Kate Harrington, Davvi Chrzastek, Joey Roetzler, Agung Arnawa, Made Widia, Julie Pennini, Alexa Aguila, Antonina Bondareva, Elizabeth Canon, Andy Karya, Anna Bruvel, Monika Tomczyk, Val Ng, Christian Schmidt, Devin Bramhall, and Romans Dobzanskis.

TEDxUbud 2019 Hosts

Ruici Tio and Budhita Kismadi

Official Photographers

Neyna Rahmadani, Achmad Zulkarnain, Herry Santosa, Suki Zoë, Shayna Pitch

Viktor Prushenov, Harris Karuna Winarto, Arley Mardo, Krisna Dewa Putra

Zissou, Timur Angin, Krisna Overton, Arley Mardo Oersepuny, Nuri Moeladi, Heather Bonker, Sally Mae Mills, Rolf Gibbs, Ulrike Reinhold, and Nick Otto.