Brandale Randolph, Curator of TEDx Lubbock, said TED was created to educate the masses.
"The idea was created to bring forth the world's best thinkers and doers and have them do these twenty minute talks to expose their ideas to the world which can actually affect change in the world."
Randolph, said part of the reason the talks have become so popular is because everyone can access them for free.
"So not only did they have these talks but they had to put them online to share with the rest of the world."
The TED talks include TEDx which Randolph said brings the talks to local spots with regional issues.
"The 'X' in TedX is to add your flavor, the local or regional flavor to Ted."
Each local TEDx talk is submitted to the TED staff who choose some talks for the main TED website.
"The idea of TedX is not only to show Ted to your local region but to show your local region to the world of Ted and those millions and millions of people that download and watch those videos every single day."
And Raldoph said there is one huge difference between watching a TED talk online and experiencing a TEDx talk in person.
"We're not just watching the talks and hearing the live speakers. We're going to have an opportunity for the people in this audience to actually respond and have a one-on-one discussion with the speakers and talk about the things they just saw."
TEDx Lubbock is Thursday October 3rd at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts beginning at 8:30 am.
You can visit www.facebook.com/TEDxLubbock to see a full schedule and list of speakers.