And by Ted, I mean TED. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Each year there is a conference held in Monterey, California, USA - it is small but jam-packed. The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. Their website has some awesome presentations that you can stream right to your computer or download. The subjects are all over the map - it'll take you a while to decide what to watch, but not long to watch them!
Want to get the crib notes version? Netflix has a documentary on the event, The Future We Will Create: Inside the World of TED.