TED (Technology Entertainment Design) is an annual conference previously held in Monterey, California but as of 2009 will be held in Long Beach, California. Long Beach is a city located in southern California, USA, on the Pacific coast It defines its mission as "ideas worth spreading", and indeed the best talks given at TED are made available to the public for free on its website. Its lectures cover a broad set of topics including science, arts, design, politics, global issues, architecture, music and more. The speakers themselves are from a wide variety of communities and disciplines and have included such people as former US president Bill Clinton, Nobel laureates James D. Watson  and Murray Gell-Mann , television producer and political activist Norman Lear, Internet entrepreneur Jimmy Wales, and Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States This is a list of Nobel Prize Laureates awarded for their outstanding contributions to Humanitarian causes for Peace, work in Literature Murray Gell-Mann (born September 15, 1929) is an American Physicist who received the 1969 Nobel Prize in physics for his work Norman Milton Lear (born July 27 1922 in New Haven Connecticut) is an American Television writer and producer who produced such popular The Internet is a global system of interconnected Computer networks Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales (born August 7 1966 is an American Internet entrepreneur known Google Inc is an American public corporation, earning revenue from advertising related to its Internet search, e-mail, online Sergey Mikhailovich Brin (Сергей Михайлович Брин born August 21 1973 is a Soviet -born American Entrepreneur who co-founded Google Lawrence Edward "Larry" Page (born March 26 1973 is an American Entrepreneur who co-founded the Google Web search engine, now  The TED Conference also has a companion conference, TED Global, held in varying locations.
Some 200 TED talks are provided for viewing online. It has been reported that over 30 million viewings have occurred. 
TED was founded by Richard Saul Wurman and Harry Marks in 1984, and was held annually from 1990. Richard Saul Wurman (born 1935 in Philadelphia is an American Architect and Graphic designer. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Wurman left after the 2002 conference; the event is now hosted by Chris Anderson and owned by his non-profit The Sapling Foundation, devoted to "leveraging the power of ideas to change the world". Chris Anderson is the curator of the TED (Technology Entertainment Design Conference an influential annual conference In 2006, attendance cost $4,400 and was by invitation only.  The membership model was shifted in January of 2007 to an annual membership fee of $6,000 which includes attendance of the conference, club mailings, networking tools and conference DVDs.
In 2005, the TED Prize was introduced. Each year, three individuals are each given $100,000 and granted a "wish to change the world", which they unveil at TED.
The inaugural winners were Bono, Edward Burtynsky on behalf of Worldchanging, and Robert Fischell. Edward Burtynsky, OC is a Canadian Photographer and Artist. Born in 1955 in St Worldchanging is an American non-profit online magazine and Blog about Sustainability and Social innovation. Dr Robert Fischell (born 1930 is a physicist inventor and holder of more than 200 U  Bono's wish resulted in more than one million people signing up to join the ONE Campaign to eradicate poverty. The ONE Campaign is a US-based nonpartisan non-profit organization which aims to increase United States government funding for and effectiveness of international aid programs
2006 winners included Larry Brilliant, Jehane Noujaim, and Cameron Sinclair. Dr Lawrence "Larry" Brilliant is a physician epidemiologist, technologist author and philanthropist and the director of Google 's philanthropic arm Jehane Noujaim is an Egyptian American documentary Film director best-known for her films Control Room, Startup Cameron Sinclair (b 1973, London England) is the co-founder and 'eternal optimist' for Architecture for Humanity.
In March 2007, the prize was awarded to Bill Clinton, Edward O. Wilson, and James Nachtwey. March 2007 is the third month of the year It began on a Thursday, and ended 31 days later on a Saturday. William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States Edward Osborne Wilson (born June 10, 1929) is an American biologist researcher ( Sociobiology, Biodiversity) theorist ( James Nachtwey (born 1948 is an influential American Photojournalist and war photographer who has been awarded the Overseas Press Club 's  Also, in 2007, TED uploaded a series of talks on their website, also available on YouTube under the username TEDtalksDirector and on iTunes as both an audio and a video podcast. YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload view and share Video clips YouTube was created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees iTunes is a proprietary digital media player application introduced by Apple Inc A podcast is a series of audio or Video digital-media files which is distributed over the Internet by syndicated Download
The winners for 2008 are Neil Turok, Dave Eggers, and Karen Armstrong. Neil Geoffrey Turok holds the Chair of Mathematical Physics (1967 at Cambridge University. Dave Eggers (born March 12, 1970) is an American Writer, editor, and publisher. Karen Armstrong (born 14 November 1944 in Wildmoor Worcestershire) is a British author of numerous works on Comparative religion, who first rose to prominence with