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TED was conceived in 1984 as a conference exploring the convergence of technology, entertainment, and design. Since then, it has grown into a world-renowned stage for sharing forward-thinking ideas.

The conference has come a long way since it began. It has received support and recognition from some of the world’s biggest corporations, including sponsorship from the likes of Google, GE and The Coca-Cola Company, but most importantly, its success is due to the high quality of thought-provoking talks that are delivered.


In recent years, communities have taken ownership of their own TED-like events with the increase in popularity of TEDx. These are independent TED events, licensed by TED and following its key principles.

Through these local events, the brightest minds from around the world are given a platform to communicate their ideas. With no commercial, religious, or political agenda, the goal of TEDx events is to spark conversation, connection and community.


TEDxBristol is tipped to be the biggest TEDx event in Europe. It attracts a dedicated local community, whilst drawing attention from a global audience online. The last event received 2.7 million online visitors during the one-day conference and a total of 8 million visitors in three months.

The event is non-profit and volunteer led, with admission fees and commercial sponsorship covering costs. We have aligned our support with TEDxBristol to help share the important messages to an audience who may otherwise not be able to receive them.

Mind Map Pro at TEDxBristol 2017

To amplify the powerful ideas that are explored through TEDxBristol, Mind Map Pro is supporting the event in two ways:

  1. Live mind mapping talks so that knowledge, thoughts and personal stories from the speakers are available to online visitors in real-time.
  2. Providing free tickets for people from diverse groups in the local communities to attend the event through the Community Partnership Programme.

Follow the live mind mapping at on 2-3 November 2017.

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