It's one of the biggest speaking series in the country, drawing such major names as Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and Bono. Now TED is coming to the University of South Florida with its TEDxUSF event, "On the Edge of the Future," Friday night at the School of Music.
While TED stands for "Technology, Entertainment and Design," the concept has grown to include philanthropists, religious leaders, and musicians. It originated in the 1980s in Silicon Valley, and now includes a pair of major conferences in California.
Speakers give 18 minute long talks on "ideas worth sharing" -- an idea or concept they're passionate about, in hopes of motivating their audience.