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Meet the TEDGlobal 2017 Fellows

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 []

In memory of Benjamin Barber

In memory of Benjamin Barber

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Nation states are failing miserably on some of the more urgent global challenges of the modern age — especially climate change, predatory capitalism, terrorism and forced migration. Nations are increasingly closed, parochial and outdated, slow to respond to the pressures of a fast changing world. The three and a half long century experiment is rapidly coming []

Video: Watch how five TEDx organizers share an idea around the world

Video: Watch how five TEDx organizers share an idea around the world

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First, watch this wonderful new promo for TED’s mobile app — a wander through five countries and communities, linked by a love for great ideas. TED’s filmmakers asked the help of five TEDx organizers to make a video highlighting TED’s mobile app, the result became something much more: visual evidence that ideas bring people together. “We []

The VOID returns to TED, Ghostbusters style

The VOID returns to TED, Ghostbusters style

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Two years ago, a prototype VR experience re-imagined the way we interact with virtual reality by interweaving the digital and physical space — and one year ago, it held its lines-out-the-door premiere at TED2016. Today, THE VOID has locations in Times Square, New York; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Salt Lake City, Utah (where it was conceived) — and plans to expand. []

TED + Logitech: Announcing the Spotlight Presentation Academy

TED + Logitech: Announcing the Spotlight Presentation Academy

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Glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, is one of our best-known fears. Depending on who you ask or what study you consult, more people fear public speaking than death, snakes, heights and just about anything else. We’re very familiar with this fear at TED — and we have a not-so-hidden secret approach to overcoming []

Paul Nicklen’s new images carry a dire warning about climate change

Paul Nicklen’s new images carry a dire warning about climate change

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This post first appeared at BillMoyers.com. In the summer of 2014, one of the world’s top nature photographers was on an expedition in the far north to document the changing Arctic. Paul Nicklen was sailing around Svalbard, an archipelago halfway between Scandinavia and the North Pole. The largely uninhabited land sees 24 hours of sunlight []

Chris Burkard’s quest for the perfect Arctic surf

Chris Burkard’s quest for the perfect Arctic surf

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Along the remote, frozen coast of Hornstrandir National Park, photographer Chris Burkard (TED Talk: The Joy of Surfing in Ice-Cold Water) and his team were in search of the Shangri-La of ice-cold surfing. Instead, they encountered Iceland’s biggest storm to hit land in 25 years. The challenges and hardships that transpired over those few days, []

“Alexa, open TED Talks”

“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

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. []

TED en Español: TED2017’s first-ever Spanish-language speaker session

TED en Español: TED2017’s first-ever Spanish-language speaker session

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Haz clic para leer este artículo en español > For the first time ever, the annual TED Conference in Vancouver will feature an entire session of Spanish-language TED Talks, a bit of programming we felt called for celebration: We’ll be making the live session available for free online at live.ted.com on Tuesday, April 25, from 2:15 pm to 4:00 pm PT. []

Who’s speaking at TED2017? Announcing our speaker lineup

Who’s speaking at TED2017? Announcing our speaker lineup

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Meet the co-creator of Siri, the founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, a Nobel-winning researcher who helped discover how we age, the head of the World Bank, and one of the greatest athletes of all time. We’re thrilled to announce the speaker lineup for TED2017, with a mix of illustrious names and the up-and-coming []