What is TED and TEDx?

“TED is the most popular lecture series online.”

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 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. Last year, over one billion people viewed TED videos.

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


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 450 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 amazing people 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.

Total pictures taken during our full-day rehearsal, 2017 event, and farewell brunch: 4,367

Standing Ovations
KawalPemilu.org 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, followed by Indonesian activist Lian Gogali, TEDFellow Myshkin Ingawale, and trumpeter Rio Sidik.

Volunteered Hours
Number of combined volunteered hours taken into putting together TEDxUbud 2017: 31,642 (We timed it. And we are doing it all over again!)


An army of volunteers

Core Team:

Daniela Burr, Mila Shwaiko, Gika Savitri, Vincent Chiesa, Oriana Titisari, Wiwin Windarni, Julie Ahlrich, Melati Gaymans, Sam Lintern, and Elia Simantov.

Flora Marcella Ruslim, Ruby Saha, Ronny Armando, Ethel Tober Lahu, Uchee Ramang, Martin Cowie, Lena Holban, Monica Octaviani, Leigh Wasson.

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 Host, 2018:

Oriana Titisari


Viktor Prushenov, Suki Zoë, Zissou, Timur Angin, Nuri Moeladi, Heather Bonker, Sally Mae Mills, Rolf Gibbs, Ulrike Reinhold, and Nick Otto.



—Ernest Prakasa, Standup Comedian
TEDxUbud Speaker


“A faultless and fascinating event... it was spectacular.”

—Nadya Lurey, 2014, 2016 TEDxUbud Attendee


“TEDxUbud had spectacle, it had comedy, it had eye-moistening moments, it had astonishing moments, and it had raw vegan organic chocolate ice-cream. There was nothing missing from this picture.”

—Catriona Mitchell, UN&T Media Partner


“A fabulous job in all aspects. We enjoyed the program fully, the whole event was seamlessly organized.”

—Mary Jane Edleson, 2013, 2014 TEDxUbud Attendee


“I know there will be a rush for tickets next year, I’d like to put my name down on the list for 2017 please?”

—Jonathan Roberts, 2016, 2017 TEDxUbud Attendee


“TEDxUbud holds a special place in my heart. One of the best events I have attended. I can now see why it is one of the best places for a TEDx event.”

—Tracey Habron, TEDxMelbourne Organizer


“It was a true honor to take part.”

—Nancy Margried, Batik Fractal Founder
TEDxUbud Speaker


“Insanely great weekend at TEDxUbud. Everything worked out perfectly. Not likely to be forgotten soon.”

—Tika Anindya, TEDxJakarta Co-Founder