TEDxFoggyBottom is one of the largest student-organized TEDx events in the world. Our team consists of more than 50 dedicated, passionate, and unique full-time students at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Together, they make up our different focus areas and teams.
What started in 2011 with a few students and a big idea has quickly become one of the largest student-organized TEDx events in the United States and around the world. Each year, TEDxFoggyBottom is brought to life by over 50 undergraduate students at The George Washington University in Washington, DC and aims to bring together some of the world's most incredible innovators, thinkers, and doers to inspire and collaborate with the Foggy Bottom community. TEDxFoggyBottom attendance has more than quadrupled since its beginning and our talks have been featured on TEDx Editor's Picks, Upworthy, and have gathered more than 2.7 million views on YouTube.
x= independently organized TED event
In the spirit of Ideas Worth Spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxFoggyBottom, where x means independently organized TED event. At our TEDxFoggyBottom event, TEDTalks, video, and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection around our annual theme. TED provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, like ours, are independent and self-organized.
Learn more about the TEDx program here.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 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. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende, and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups away to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.