TED

  • TED

  • TED logo, 1983. Designed and hand-drawn by Richard Saul Wurman. Photo: Richard Saul Wurman
  • TED emerged in 1984 from the unique observation that the technology, business, entertainment, and design professions were converging, resulting in the subsequent creation of Wurman's eclectic "dinner party that he always wanted to have but couldn't." In 1984 it was a fresh observation. In 2011 it is a pervasive part of the world of media and communicati