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Playlist: 10 TEDWomen talks for Earth Day

2018-04-22T03:04:47+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Earlier this week, I had the privilege and honor to plant trees with the daughter and granddaughter of environmentalist Wangari Maathai. In recognition of her life’s work promoting “sustainable development, democracy and peace,” Maathai received the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. She was a lifelong activist who founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977. At that [...]

The world takes us exactly where we should be: 4 questions with Meagan Fallone

2018-04-18T03:05:09+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Cartier and TED believe in the power of bold ideas to empower local initiatives to have global impact. To celebrate Cartier’s dedication to launching the ideas of female entrepreneurs into concrete change, TED has curated a special session of talks around the theme “Bold Alchemy” for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, featuring a selection of favorite [...]

TEDFilms: Four new short films premiered at TED2018

2018-04-16T03:04:43+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

For the TED conference this year, we wanted to entertain attendees between talks — and support and encourage up-and-coming filmmakers. Meet TEDFilms, a new program for promoting the creation of original short films. Executive-produced by Sinéad McDevitt and led up by TED’s director of Production and Video Operations, Mina Sabet, the short films acted as a [...]

More TED2018 conference shorts to amuse and amaze

2018-04-16T03:04:42+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Even in the Age of Amazement, sometimes you need a break between talks packed with fascinating science, tech, art and so much more. That’s where interstitials come in: short videos that entertain and intrigue, while allowing the brain a moment to reset and ready itself to absorb more information. For this year’s conference, TED commissioned [...]

In Case You Missed It: The dawn of “The Age of Amazement” at TED2018

2018-04-15T03:04:40+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

More than 100 speakers — activists, scientists, adventurers, change-makers and more — took the stage to give the talk of their lives this week in Vancouver at TED2018. One blog post could never hope to hold all of the extraordinary wisdom they shared. Here’s a (shamelessly inexhaustive) list of the themes and highlights we heard [...]

What matters: Notes from Session 11 of TED2018

2018-04-15T03:04:39+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Reed Hastings, the head of Netflix, listens to a question from Chris Anderson during a sparky onstage Q&A on the final morning of TED2018, April 14, 2018. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED What a week. We’ve heard so much, from dystopian warnings to bold visions for change. Our brains are full. Almost. In this session [...]

Screen gems: The art onscreen at TED2018

2018-04-15T03:04:38+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

A monumental part of what brings the TED conference to life is the speakers and the amazing ideas they share on the TED stage. But here’s a riddle: What also shares the spotlight with each person who spends their 3 to 18 minutes speaking on the red dot? The magnificent session art, of course! TED [...]

In Case You Missed It: Bold visions for humanity at day 4 of TED2018

2018-04-15T03:04:36+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Three sessions of memorable TED Talks covering life, death and the future of humanity made the penultimate day of TED2018 a remarkable space for tech breakthroughs and dispatches from the edges of culture. Here are some of the themes we heard echoing through the opening day, as well as some highlights from around the conference [...]