Inspired by the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading," we launched the project, TEDxSeeds, in the hope to share Japanese ideas with the world. The word "Seeds" represents our willingness to provide a common ground where seeds of ideas from Japan and those from the other parts of the world, old or new, will be shared and connected to create new seeds for our future.

Our conference features the speakers, or the Japanese seeds for the future, who not only have made significant achievements beyond the limits of thoughts, but also are trying to make innovations happen at the intersection of Art, Technology, Science and Culture.

We hope that our endeavor to present this unique arena named TEDxSeeds will benefit all the people who seek after the true change for the better world.

Curator Keiko Satoh

What is TEDx?

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 call TEDx (place), where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDx (place) event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

You can learn more about the TEDx program here.

What is TED?

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with the annual TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK, TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Program, the new TEDx community program, this year's TEDIndia Conference and the annual TED Prize.