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Expand the impact of your TEDx event by encouraging your team and your local TEDx community to get involved with TED and TEDx’s global initiatives.

TEDx in a Box

For members of undeveloped and under served communities, TEDx events can be a catalyst for learning and inspiration. Through our "TEDx in a Box" initiative, people in these communities are given access to all they need to organize a TEDx event in a small, portable box.

How to get involved:

  • Purchase a TEDx in a Box for an event in a underserved or developing world community. (Each box costs $2,000. The price includes shipping and handling.)
  • Encourage people you know living and working in developing world communities to host a TEDx in a Box type event.
  • Host a TEDx event in a developing or under privileged community -- Suraj Sudhaker is the organizer of TEDxKibera, a TEDx event in a slum in Nairobi, Kenya. He began his TEDx journey with one event, and educated the Kibera community on TED and TEDx, and empowered them to host their own TEDx events.
  • Translate the Developing World Toolkit document. (If you or someone from your TEDx community are interested in translating this document, email tedx@ted.com.)

TEDx IT Community

Ignited at TEDxSummit 2012, the TEDx IT community aims to brainstorm and actualize TEDx IT projects to benefit the TEDx community. (Some of these projects will use the TED API)

How to get involved:

  • Join the conversation on the TEDx IT Brainstorm Google Group on what tools the community should co-create.
  • Email TEDxIT@ted.com to receive an invitation to join the TEDx IT Basecamp group to contribute to the development of these projects.
  • Apply to access the TED API.

How to TEDx Video Project

Ignited at TEDxSummit 2012, the How to TEDx Video Project aims to build an archive of instructional videos on a variety of TEDx guidelines and themes.

How to get involved:

  • Watch the Create a How to TEDx Video video.
  • Review the current collection of How to TEDx videos.
  • Visit the How to TEDx video website: http://on.ted.com/HowtoTEDx. (Account name: TEDx. No password)and review the list of videos that need to be made.
  • Select a video you'd like to create, and write a treatment.
  • Create a storyboard and a reasonable budget.
  • Once you've followed these steps, submit your documents through the site in order to be considered for funding.

The TED Fellows

The TED Fellows are an extraordinary group of individuals working on projects in their respective communities to transform the planet. Through your TEDx event, your TEDx community can get involved in the projects they're working on, both globally and locally.

One Million Bones

One Million Bones, a project of TED Fellow Naomi Natale, is a fundraising art installation designed to recognize the millions of victims and survivors who have been killed or displaced by ongoing genocides. One million people will each create one bone to represent one victim or survivor. Installed together, these million bones will flood the National Mall in Washington, D.C., unearthing the memory of these individuals while calling citizens to action.

How to get involved:

  • Make a bone and sponsor it (for $5) to be a part of the project
  • Host a bone making event -- invite your friends over to make bones
  • Volunteer to help spread the word about the One Million Bones project

Example: During breaks at TEDxYouth@Castilleja, attendees each created one papier-mâché bone to be displayed on the National Mall in Washington, DC.