“TED Conferences was conceived in 1984 with an observation about the nature of late 20th Century communications: Three primary communications-driven businesses/professional areas in our society were emerging, merging and evolving together in ways undreamed of just a few short years before. These three core disciplines all facilitaTED the development of new ways of seeing and learning. New ways of transforming information and conveying ideas. New ways of understanding our environment, our society and our selves. TED stands for the triad of these subject areas (Technology, Entertainment and Design) that were reshaping the context of our world when these conferences began and which continue to do so today.”