Sapling Foundation

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Sapling Foundation
Type corporation
Purpose Academic conference, entertainment, education
Headquarters New York City, New York
Region served Worldwide

The Sapling Foundation is an organization that owns the TED global conference.[1][2][3][4][5][6] It was founded by Chris Anderson in 1996.[1]

The organization describes its purpose as follows:

The goal of the foundation is to foster the spread of great ideas. It aims to provide a platform for the world's smartest thinkers, greatest visionaries and most-inspiring teachers, so that millions of people can gain a better understanding of the biggest issues faced by the world, and a desire to help create a better future.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "About TED: Who we are: Who owns TED". TED: Ideas Worth Spreading. TED Conferences, LLC. 
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