TED's origin → April 23, 2017 by Eduardo Schjetnan Ken Robinson: Back then it was a very unusual conference—more like a club. There was also a kind of mystique around the speakers. Most conferences, people tend to be checking their watches for the next coffee break. At TED, people were desperately keen to get into the next session. They were jockeying for the best seats. Ken Robinson's TED Talk on education is my all time favourite inspirational video.