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TEDGlobal 2017: Announcing the speaker lineup for our Arusha conference

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TEDGlobal 2017: Announcing the speaker lineup for our Arusha conference

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TEDGlobal 2017 kicks off August 27–30, 2017, in Arusha, Tanzania. Ten years after the last TEDGlobal in Arusha, we’ll again gather a community from across the continent and around the world to explore ideas that may propel Africa’s next leap — in business, politics and justice, creativity and entrepreneurship, science and tech. Today, we’re thrilled []

The TED2018 Fellows application is open. Apply now!

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The TED2018 Fellows application is open. Apply now!

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TED is looking for early-career, visionary thinkers from around the world to join the Fellows program at the upcoming TED2018 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. Do you have an original approach to your work that’s worth sharing with the world? Are you working to uplift and empower your local community through innovative science, art or []

Meet the TEDGlobal 2017 Fellows

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Meet the TEDGlobal 2017 Fellows

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Meet the new class of TEDGlobal 2017 Fellows! Representing 18 countries — including, for the first time in our program, Somalia, Uruguay, Liberia and Zimbabwe — this class clears a high bar of talent, creativity and eccentricity. Among those selected, you’ll find a Somali computer scientist catalyzing the tech scene in Somalia and Somaliland; a []

Found Sound Nation: Making music together at TED2017

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Found Sound Nation: Making music together at TED2017

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Our friends at Found Sound Nation made this great 3-minute video to show us what’s going on at TED2017 this week — a collaborative music-making experience. If you’re here, stop by, and if you’re watching online … check back in on Friday to hear what people created together. Credits: Found Sound Nation: Jeremy Thal Christopher []

“Alexa, open TED Talks”

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“Alexa, open TED Talks”

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Today, we’re excited to bring the world of TED Talks further into your home with the new TED Talks skill for Amazon Alexa! Available on devices with Amazon Alexa including the Echo and Echo Dot, TED fans can now listen to the latest ideas from the world’s greatest thinkers by voice command. For existing Alexa []

Meet the Spring 2017 class of TED Residents

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Meet the Spring 2017 class of TED Residents

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On March 6, TED welcomed its latest class to the TED Residency program. As an in-house incubator for breakthrough ideas, Residents spend four months in the TED office with other exceptional people from all over the map. Each has a project that promises to make a significant contribution to the world, across several different fields. []

Watch now: What’s next for democracy? A live Facebook chat

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Watch now: What’s next for democracy? A live Facebook chat

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Join us now on Facebook Live for another episode of TED Dialogues, our response to current events, adding insight, context and nuance to the conversations we’re having right now. Join us Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 1–2pm on TED’s Facebook page. Our speakers are two historians who will try to help us make sense of []