The TED Conference was held in Vancouver for the first time in 2014. The conference holds two keynote events, one in Long Beach, Calif. and a second in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Long Beach edition re-located to Vancouver and Whistler for its 30th anniversary.
The conference regularly invites scientists, thinkers, business people and technologists to deliver lectures on a topic of their choice. The talks, which are capped at 18 minutes, are widely syndicated as videos and podcasts.