Videos stemming from TED, the gathering of the brilliant, famous and influential, passed the billion-view milestone on Tuesday.

The number continues to rocket with more than a million TEDTalks watched daily, according to the organization behind the prestigious TED gatherings that give rise to the presentations made available free on the Internet.

“It’s a thrill and, in some ways, a surprise that this has happened,” said entrepreneur Chris Anderson, who bought the Technology Entertainment and Design (TED) conference in 2001 and turned it into a nonprofit operation devoted to “ideas worth spreading.”