Why TED takes two weeks off every summer

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Why TED takes two weeks off every summer

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TED.com is about to go dark for two weeks. No new TED Talks will be posted until Monday, August 8, 2016, while most of the TED staff takes a two–week vacation. Yes, we all (or almost all) go on vacation at the same time. No, we don’t all go to the same place. We’ve been doing it this way now for seven years. Our summer break is a []

7 times TED Talks anticipated history

Impact of Ideas

7 times TED Talks anticipated history

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TED’s river of ideas is a constant flow — and sometimes vital topics make their way onto our site far before they head into the mainstream. As part of the 10th birthday of TED Talks, we highlight seven Talks that foresaw big trends when they were only ripples in the pond. Wikipedia: Is it really a thing? At []

Experiences: Notes from Session 6 of TEDSummit

Live from TEDSummit 2016

Experiences: Notes from Session 6 of TEDSummit

Bodacious beats: Kenyan musician, producer and DJ, “Blinky Bill” Sellanga simultaneously brought the house down and the TED audience to their feet with a lively, genre-bending musical performance. “My, oh my,” he sings: “What a wonderful feeling.” Sexual assault, social media and justice. One night, walking home from London’s Tube, Ione Wells was followed home, grabbed from behind, []

Amazing TEDx trailers from around the world

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Amazing TEDx trailers from around the world

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This week at TEDSummit, we’re celebrating the creative forces flowing from TEDx events around the world. Check out these stunning video trailers, all of them custom-made for local TEDx events, that capture the regional style, the creativity and craft, the local visions … that represent the imagination of the global TEDx community. “End-beginning,” from TEDxThessaloniki “Taxi drivers,” from TEDxBuenosAires “Thinker,” from []