We confess: many videos on iij are by TED

This video’s not by TED, (Technology, Entertainment, Design) it’s a tour of TED by legendary blogger Robert Scoble, revealing for the first time what must be the world’s most amazing video production process (TEDx, their external events series has had 1,000 events in a year with 250 million video views).

It takes a few minutes to get to the most exciting stuff, but if this doesn’t enthuse you about TED as much as it enthuses us, then perhaps nothing will.

Here are some details about TED (taken from their website):

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’.

Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives.

At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.

TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with the simulcast conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Oxford, UK.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks videos are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which allows any TEDTalk to be translated into any language by volunteers worldwide.

TED has also established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals win “one wish to change the world”; TEDx, which supports individuals and groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.