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A mountaintop TEDx workshop: Gathering the people who bring big ideas to communities around the worldA mountaintop TEDx workshop: Gathering the people who bring big ideas to communities around the world

Posted By Lauren Cucinotta

For TEDx organizers, the TEDx Workshop held each year at TED and TEDActive is a way to experience the behind-the-scenes action at what organizers affectionately call “the mothership.” To date, more than 9,000 TEDx events have taken place in 157 countries. At the heart of every TEDx event is an organizer, which is why events […]

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The courage to believe change is possible: A Q&A with Melinda GatesThe courage to believe change is possible: A Q&A with Melinda Gates

Posted By Hailey Reissman

Can a person change a world rife with problems — villages without basic healthcare, girls turned away from schools, hospitals unable to get life-saving vaccines to the people who need them? For three years, TEDxChange, a partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the TEDx program, has said yes, by spotlighting people who […]

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TEDx speaker killed in bombingTEDx speaker killed in bombing

Posted By Tedstaff

Yesterday, two bomb blasts ripped through a snooker hall in the town of Quetta in Pakistan, killing 81 people.  We were very saddened to hear that TEDx speaker Irfan Ali, who spoke briefly at TEDxRawalLake just weeks ago, was among those killed. The organizers of the event shared their sadness with us, through Facebook. “Irfan […]

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TEDxYouthDay teens answer the question: What’s a dream you commit to making real?TEDxYouthDay teens answer the question: What’s a dream you commit to making real?

Posted By Hailey Reissman

At TED, we’re constantly impressed by the accomplishments of young innovators. With talks like Adora Svitak’s “What adults can learn from kids,” 12-year-old Amy O’Toole assisting Beau Lotto in “Science is for everyone: kids included,” and Thomas Suarez, who was developing apps before he could drive, we can’t help but be hopeful for the future. That […]

Art

Playlist: 9 talks that give a new view of naturePlaylist: 9 talks that give a new view of nature

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Most people rarely feel compelled to stare at grains of sand. But when those same grains are magnified hundreds of times and rendered in three dimensions, they appear like individual pieces of colored glass crafted by a skilled artist — no two pieces the same. In today’s TEDTalk, photographer turned microbiologist turned inventor Gary Greenberg […]

Culture

TEDx in prison: 3 great talks from TEDxMarionCorrectionalTEDx in prison: 3 great talks from TEDxMarionCorrectional

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Last month, we told you all about the TEDx events held in correctional facilities around the world, staged by people committed to changing the culture of incarceration. One of these distinctive TEDx events took place in Marion, Ohio, on September 16. TEDxMarionCorrectional brought together speakers from both inside and outside the prison walls, including members […]

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Deploying veterans for disaster relief: A Q&A with Jake Wood of Team RubiconDeploying veterans for disaster relief: A Q&A with Jake Wood of Team Rubicon

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Team Rubicon’s latest mission is called Operation: Greased Lightning. What does that mean, you ask? In this powerful talk, given at TEDxSanDiego in 2011, Jake Wood shares his experience co-founding Team Rubicon, a disaster relief organization that uses veterans to do the difficult work of search and rescue, supply disbursement and debris cleanup, helping those […]

Culture

TED staffers growing moustaches for MovemberTED staffers growing moustaches for Movember

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Most charities begin with a cause. That is not, however, the case for Movember, the global non-profit that asks men to grow moustaches for the month of November and, in the process, raise awareness for men’s health. As Movember co-founder Adam Garone explained at TEDxToronto, his charity began with a random idea in a bar […]

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From a treehouse to a Titanic replica: The best TEDx venuesFrom a treehouse to a Titanic replica: The best TEDx venues

Posted By Hailey Reissman

Now 5,000+ events and 20,000+ talks strong, TEDx’s “x” has made its way to some marvelously unexpected places. From the staircase of a full-size reproduction of the Titanic to a base camp in Antarctica, TEDx venues are far from ordinary. Below, nine of our favorite venues from TEDx events past. What would a great wonder of […]

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One-minute video: What is TEDx?

Posted By Tedstaff

TEDxSummit attendees (and Chris Anderson) meditate on what x means to them in this short video collage: “What is x? Idea sex.” “X to me means exponential. 2 people make it 4, 4 make it 16, and they make it countless. In the matter of no time, the entire world will be knowing about the […]

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Video: A portrait of Doha, Qatar

Posted By Tedstaff

Our photographer James Duncan Davidson shares this beautiful video: If you’ve been following along my blog, you’ve seen a lot of mentions of scouting locations and a lot of photo for a project I’ve been working on. This short video is the next evolution of that project. It’s not done yet, but this is a […]

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TEDxChange: The Big PictureTEDxChange: The Big Picture

Posted By Big Adam

What is your role in solving the world’s biggest problems? Climate change, global poverty, the AIDS/HIV crisis — solving these problems will demand big thinking and unprecedented international cooperation. That’s where TEDxChange comes in. TEDxChange 2012 is a platform for sharing game-changing ideas — and the world is invited to join the conversation. Solving big […]