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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. TEDxUCDavis seeks to build a community of inspired and engaged people with an open mind. TED opens the understanding of the world by changing the lens through which you see it.