Here's the blurb from their global conference:
"Ideas Big Enough to Change the World" July 12-15, 2005. Oxford, UK. Welcome to an important new chapter in the TED story.
TEDGLOBAL will be like TED but with an even stronger focus on really big world-changing ideas. Stand by for memes and dreams from the intersecting worlds of science, business, globalization, invention, and creativity.... seasoned, as ever, with inspirational performance art, music and comedy. There will be a more international mix of speakers and attendees. Smaller numbers at launch, but quality all the way.