About TED » What people say



The TED experience is truly profound -- all your assumptions and preconceived notions put in a blender and poured out in a fresh, wondrous form. Here's how some notable TEDsters describe it:

"It was incredible."
Malcolm Gladwell

"A mind-opening experience."
Amy Tan

"One of the highlights of my entire life."
Billy Graham

"I've never experienced anything remotely like it."
Jeffrey Katzenberg

"The combined IQ of the attendees is incredible."
Bill Gates

"It was *&%$ING UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!"
Lawrence Bender

"Sign me up for next year."
Al Gore


As The Observer aptly notes, "It's quite difficult to describe precisely what TED is," but that hasn't stopped people from trying. Read: