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Brand-new TED Talks from TEDWomen 2017: A note from the curator

2018-01-14T00:18:30+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

This year’s TEDWomen in New Orleans was a truly special conference, at a vital moment, and I’m sure the ripples will be felt for a long time to come. The theme this year was bridges: we build them, we cross them, sometimes we even burn them. Our speakers talked about the physical bridges we need [...]

Breakthroughs: The talks of TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

2018-01-14T00:18:44+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

Humanity is defined by its immense body of knowledge. Most times it inches forward, shedding light onto the mysteries of the universe and easing life’s endeavors in small increments. But in some special moments, knowledge and understanding leap forward, when one concentrated mind or one crucial discovery redirects the course of things and changes the [...]

Speed of change: The talks of TEDNYC x BMW i

2018-01-14T00:20:18+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

The speed of change is a constant in our lives. Sometimes it’s worth slowing things down, to look at what might be changing without us even considering it. To celebrate the efforts of innovators, change-makers and dreamers who are reimagining the future, TED has partnered with BMW i. In a special session of talks hosted by TED [...]

It’s Nov. 18. Can we make jokes about Mugabe yet?

2018-01-14T00:20:27+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

Comedian Carl Joshua Ncube writes: If you are about to watch my TED Talk, then you are watching the first one to have an expiry date. You see, when I went onto the red dot I was afraid, I was petrified — and this was not because of an ’80s tune or the fear of [...]

TED’s response to claims of sexual harassment 

2018-01-14T00:20:29+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED We believe in ideas worth spreading. One of those ideas is that all humans are entitled to equal consideration and respect. The Washington Post recently reported that TED has grappled with sexual harassment at its conferences and in the workplace. We would like to address that article here. At the TED2017 [...]

“The courage to …” The talks of TED@Tommy

2018-01-14T00:21:00+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

At TED@Tommy — held November 14, 2017, at Mediahaven in Amsterdam — fifteen creators, leaders and innovators invited us to dream, to dare and to do. (Photo: Richard Hadley / TED) Courage comes in many forms. In the face of fear, it’s the conviction to dream, dare, innovate, create and transform. It’s the ability to [...]

Open now: Audition for TED2018!

2018-01-14T00:21:14+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

At last year’s TEDNYC Idea Search, artist Olalekan Jeyifous showed off his hyper-detailed and gloriously complex imaginary cities. See more of his work in this TED Gallery. Photo: Anyssa Samari / TED Do you have an idea idea worth spreading? Do you want to speak on the TED2018 stage in Vancouver in April? To find [...]

Breathe and push: Notes from Session 6: Rebuild

2018-01-14T00:22:44+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

Leah Chase is 94 years old and she spent the morning, as she always does, cooking at her restaurant. She brings lessons from a life of activism and speaking up (and cooking) to the stage at TEDWomen 2017 in New Orleans. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED We’ve spent the past few days together thinking on [...]