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UNCHARTED TERRITORYIn 1804 Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the Corps of Discovery across the continent, arriving in what is now Astoria, Oregon, in December 1805. Their remarkable journey into the unknown evokes the pioneering spirit of all Oregonians and is the inspirational platform for us to spread ideas in search of the new frontier. "Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."—Ralph Waldo EmersonTEDxEstablished in 2009, 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, videos, live speakers and performers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. Over 1,400 TEDx events occur annually around the world.
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