“TEDx is a grassroots initiative, created in the spirit of TED’s overall mission to research and discover 'ideas worth spreading.' TEDx brings the spirit of TED to local communities around the globe through TEDx events. These events are organized by passionate individuals who seek to uncover new ideas and to share the latest research in their local areas that spark conversations in their communities.”
Note: The Pontifical Roman Athenaeum S. Apollinare is now the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. According to Wikipedia: "Most of the over 250 faculty hold degrees from both secular and ecclesiastical universities. It offers an ongoing formation both to its academic staff to students, providing them with information on current issues. The ratio of academic staff to students is 1:9. The members of the faculty know and use at least five major modern languages (Italian, English, Spanish, French, and German), which enables them to fulfill their academic task of teaching an international student body coming from different continents, cultures, and language groups."