The abbreviation TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. Starting in 1984 as a multi-day conference in California, TED is now a global organization that wants to share ideas and innovations with the world. The original conference still exists today and has been expanded to include numerous events. The variety of topics has also increased and includes, for example, science, society, culture, philosophy, health, economics or religion. Some of the world’s best lectures can be viewed free of charge on the Internet at www.ted.com. All of this is under the motto “ideas worth spreading”. Personalities such as Microsoft founder Bill Gates, behavioral scientist Jane Goodall and physicist Stephen Hawking have already given lectures at TED events.