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Meet the 2017 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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Meet the 2017 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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Welcome the class of TED2017 Fellows! Representing 12 countries, one tribal nation and an incredible range of disciplines, this year’s Fellows are all leaders in their fields who constantly find new ways to collaborate and bring about positive change. Among those selected are an Ecuadorian neurobiologist working to uncover the neural circuits that connect the []

Staff picks: 2016’s best, from our editors and curators

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Staff picks: 2016’s best, from our editors and curators

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Looking for a few great talks to inspire you for a great year ahead? TED’s content+editorial team staffers pick their favorites — including some don’t-miss talks you might have passed by in this busy year. To spark your curiosity …  Fawn Qiu: Easy DIY projects for kid engineers Don’t you hate it when an operating-system upgrade means your []

Live in cinemas around the world: Watch talks from TED2017

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Live in cinemas around the world: Watch talks from TED2017

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It’s one thing to watch a TED Talk online; it’s another experience altogether to be in a cinema together with your friends and fellow TED enthusiasts, watching speakers deliver the talks of their lives in real time. Last year, we shared the opening night of our annual sold-out TED Conference with more than 1,000 cinemas in 20 []

Have a TED Talk idea? Apply to the TEDNYC Idea Search 2017

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Have a TED Talk idea? Apply to the TEDNYC Idea Search 2017

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Do you have a TED Talk you’ve always wanted to try out in front of an audience? We’re thrilled to announce that applications are open for our TEDNYC Idea Search 2017 in New York City. Anyone with an idea worth spreading is invited to apply; 10 finalists will share their risky, quirky, fascinating ideas in []

Meet our new Head of Media: Colin Helms

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Meet our new Head of Media: Colin Helms

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This fall, TED welcomes Colin Helms as its Head of Media. In this leadership team role, Colin will oversee strategy and operations of TED’s core media business, including video production, new format development, distribution, social media, mobile and design. Colin brings more than 20 years of experience in both digital and traditional media content strategy []

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Rachel Dolezal’s TEDx Talk

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In April 2016, Rachel Dolezal spoke at an independently organized TEDx event held at a university. This particular talk has sparked much debate, including internally on our own staff. For some, sharing the talk risks causing deep offense, and runs counter to TED’s mission of ideas worth spreading. But for others, now that the talk has been recorded, not posting it would unduly limit an important conversation about identity

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On babies and TED

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At this year’s TEDWomen conference, we tried out some new ideas for accommodating attendees with small children. Beyond a lactation room, for instance, we offered a list of local, vetted caregiver services to call upon, a free livestream pass for caregivers, a free breast-milk shipping service, and a suite at a nearby hotel where attendees []

At TEDWomen, a visit with the Alliance for Artisans

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At TEDWomen, a visit with the Alliance for Artisans

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On a gorgeous San Francisco night, the TEDWomen community gathered to kick off our 2016 conference, “It’s About Time,” with an evening of global food, music and connection around ideas. On the terrace of the City View at Metreon, overlooking Yerba Buena Gardens, a dozen artisan groups have gathered from around the world to show []

Just announced: TEDGlobal 2017 heads back to Africa

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Just announced: TEDGlobal 2017 heads back to Africa

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Ten years on, TEDGlobal returns to Africa, and applications are open now to attend. TEDGlobal 2017: Builders. Truth-tellers. Catalysts. happens August 27–30, 2017, in Arusha, Tanzania. Our conference in Arusha ten years ago felt like history in the making. The ideas and connections forged then have had untold impact. As curator Emeka Okafor says: “At the end of TEDGlobal 2007, we talked about []

Meet the Fall 2016 class of TED Residents

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Meet the Fall 2016 class of TED Residents

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On September 12, TED welcomed its latest class of the TED Residency program, an in-house incubator for breakthrough ideas. Residents spend four months in the TED office with fellow brilliant minds who are creatively taking on projects that are making significant changes in their communities, across many different fields   The new Residents include: A []

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 []