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The TED2018 Fellows application is open. Apply now!

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

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 []

Imagine the future of ourselves: Notes from TED Fellows Session 1 at TED2017

Imagine the future of ourselves: Notes from TED Fellows Session 1 at TED2017

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This morning, we kick off TED2017 in the new Community Theater with a program of fresh ideas, music and dance from the TED2017 Fellows and Senior Fellows. These Fellows are change-makers from many fields — design, tech, education, business, science and many more — offering a peek at the future us. Stanford Thompson opens the TED Fellows sessions, performing the Shaker []

Gallery: Who won the evolutionary race in our oceans?

Gallery: Who won the evolutionary race in our oceans?

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TED Fellow Lauren Sallan is a paleobiologist who analyzes “big data” — the fossil record — to study large-scale evolution. As she says: “I want to know why some fishes win and others lose.” Here’s the story of her talk, in amazing work from illustrator and animator Dennis Moore.    

TED Fellows in the Field: Exploring Nairobi with “Blinky” Bill Sellanga

TED Fellows in the Field: Exploring Nairobi with “Blinky” Bill Sellanga

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Nairobi, Kenya is one of the undisputed hubs of creativity on the African continent — and TED Fellows are at the center of the action. They’re building global technology companies like Ushahidi and BRCK, making genre-busting music that draws on wide-ranging cultural influences and working with marginalized communities in Kenya to make sure their voices are []

The TEDGlobal 2017 Fellowship application is open. Apply now

The TEDGlobal 2017 Fellowship application is open. Apply now

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Are you an inventor or filmmaker? A scientist or entrepreneur? Do you have a unique approach to your work that is worth sharing with the world? Could you benefit from the TED platform and the support of a dynamic global community of innovators? If yes, you should apply to be a TED Fellow. This year, []

Applications are now open: Apply to be a TED2017 Fellow

Applications are now open: Apply to be a TED2017 Fellow

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  If you could pursue your most extraordinary passions, what would you do? Be an asteroid hunter out to save planet Earth? A theater director who brings indigenous voices to the stage? Or a news publisher who helps young people protect freedom of speech in Kyrgyzstan? Yes, real people get to do this incredible work. []

Constructing kinetic worlds: the futuristic films of TED Fellow Kibwe Tavares

Constructing kinetic worlds: the futuristic films of TED Fellow Kibwe Tavares

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Kibwe Tavares combines his training as an architect with his love of storytelling and animation to create futuristic 3D animated/live action films with social and political depth, creating incredibly detailed, vivid, and kinetic visual environments to entice audiences. His short film, Robots of Brixton, distributed on the internet, won a special jury prize at Sundance. And his []

TED Fellow elected to U.S. House of Representatives

TED Fellow elected to U.S. House of Representatives

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You can start referring to TED Fellow Kyrsten Sinema as Congresswoman. In a race that took nearly a week to call, Sinema has been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for Arizona’s 9th congressional district, which wraps around Phoenix. Though the race remained close through midday Monday, Sinema — a Democrat — was declared []

The Rare Disease Challenge: A $400K contest for research

The Rare Disease Challenge: A $400K contest for research

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In July, TED Fellow Jimmy Lin and his team discovered a gene mutation that might explain 4-year-old Maya Nieder’s rare developmental disease. After years of frustrating doctors and specialists’ visits, Maya’s family may be close to an answer, thanks to Lin’s brainchild — the Rare Genomics Institute. Lin began RGI as place for patients with rare []

The proud, the few: the 2013 TED Fellows

The proud, the few: the 2013 TED Fellows

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TED2013’s tagline is: “The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered.” And this year’s class of TED Fellows will be representing all three. The TED Fellows program brings together young innovators from around the globe, all with insightful, bold ideas that have the potential to influence our world. In addition to attending TED2013, the Fellows will go []