About Us

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TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self- organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)


TEDxUPLB is an event independently organized by a group of UPLB students through a license granted by TED, committed to expand the community's platform to share ideas inside and outside the university.

TEDxUPLB Through the Years


The first TEDxUPLB was organized by a group of university professors in 2013. This first ever TEDx event in UPLB championed the theme POWER TO THE PEOPLE.

In 2018, TEDxUPLB was once again organized to showcase grand ideas in its basic form through its theme, BLUEPRINTS

This year, TEDxUPLB shall again place the stage for revolutionary ideas that DEVIATE and break from the status quo.