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Welcome to TED2017: The Future You

Welcome to TED2017: The Future You

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We’re thrilled to announce the opening of registration for TED2017: The Future You. In this exciting week, April 24–28, 2017, a program of more than 70 speakers will explore deep scientific and psychological insights, the latest medical advances, the neatest inventions, all mixed with a dose of ancient wisdom, to ask the questions about ourselves that we often don’t []

Reading list: Big ideas in books from our TED2016 speakers

Reading list: Big ideas in books from our TED2016 speakers

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  With TED2016 quickly approaching, what better way to get ready than with a good book (or two, or three)? Before the conference starts on February 15, explore these reads by some of our speakers. Life in the future: Exegesis by Astro Teller. A science-fiction tale of a self-aware, artificially intelligent machine and its creator []

Decisive ideas, scientific breakthroughs, critical junctures: A recap of TEDGlobal>Geneva

Decisive ideas, scientific breakthroughs, critical junctures: A recap of TEDGlobal>Geneva

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Innovation happens at the critical junctures between success and failure, risk and reward, truth and daring, past and future. At TEDGlobal>Geneva, in a former power plant right in the middle of the Rhone river in downtown Geneva, the conference gathered 900 attendees from nearly 80 countries. Against a stage backdrop designed by the students of []

Want to give a tech demo or talk at TED2016? Apply to share your idea

Want to give a tech demo or talk at TED2016? Apply to share your idea

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Attention all engineers, inventors, makers, technology professionals and enthusiasts! TED is seeking jaw-dropping tech demos or talks, to be shared at our 2016 conference in Vancouver. The ideal talk/demo will feature a new piece of technology that can be shown in just a few minutes from the stage, tell us about something brand-new, or offer []

Reframes, rethinks and bold calls: 16 speakers share ideas at TEDGlobal>London

Reframes, rethinks and bold calls: 16 speakers share ideas at TEDGlobal>London

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In 1831, Michael Faraday stood in a lecture hall and demoed an idea that changed everything: electromagnetic induction. This work paved the way for widespread use of electricity. On September 29, 2015, in the same lecture hall, attendees gathered for TEDGlobal>London to hear more ideas with the potential to shift reality. Sixteen TED speakers shared []

Teens in New York City: Come to TEDYouth 2015!

Teens in New York City: Come to TEDYouth 2015!

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What will life be like in the year 2035? Will the typical classroom still be full of desks, or some kind of virtual wonderland? What are the issues everyone will be talking about? What kind of work will today’s students be doing? Adults have lots of ideas, but they don’t necessarily have all the answers. []

All 50 TED Talks shown for a split-second on 60 Minutes

All 50 TED Talks shown for a split-second on 60 Minutes

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In 2015, 60 Minutes aired a story called “When TED talks, people listen,” to show what happens when TED Talks are shared across the world. The segment focuses on a few key speakers, including Bryan Stevenson, Maysoon Zayid, Amy Cuddy and Monica Lewinsky, and you can watch a playlist of highlighted TED Talks here. But many of you said: You want to watch all the talks []

On 60 Minutes, the impact of TED Talks

On 60 Minutes, the impact of TED Talks

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On tonight’s episode of 60 Minutes, a segment called “TED Talks” tells the story of three TED speakers whose talks rippled out into the world, transforming their own lives as well as the lives of many people who watched. Amy Cuddy shared a deeply personal story that sparked her research into “power posing”; Bryan Stevenson used his talk []

Remembering Homaro Cantu

Remembering Homaro Cantu

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At TED2011, chefs Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche of the Chicago restaurant Moto showed us the unique alchemy that kept diners in their restaurant chuckling as they ate: champagne grapes, maki rolls printed on paper, a Cuban cigar that tastes like a Cuban sandwich, nachos that are actually dessert. Bouncing with enthusiasm, Cantu sold us []

TED nominated for 7 Webby Awards

TED nominated for 7 Webby Awards

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“Who wins the Internet?” That’s the question that the Webby Awards posed on social media as they released the slate of 2015 nominees yesterday.  So we are excited to see that TED and TED-Ed between us are up for seven awards. Update: We won a few! and couldn’t be more thrilled and grateful. We’re nominated in Websites: Events, as well as []

Reflections on TED2015: What people are saying around the web

Reflections on TED2015: What people are saying around the web

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With TED2015 wrapped, attendees, speakers and journalists alike are sharing their reflections on the experience. Below, some highlights: David Rothkopf was an open critic of TED, calling our talks “chicken nuggets for the brain.” But the experience of attending TED2015 and speaking during Session 1 changed his mind. The Washington icon now writes, “I was []

How we built TED2015’s logo photobooth (with tech details)

How we built TED2015’s logo photobooth (with tech details)

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A funny thing happens at the end of every TED — after the show wraps, first one brave person, and then duos and groups, rush the stage to get their picture taken with the red TED letters. So at TED2015, our tech team thought, why not bring the letters out to the conference floor and let everyone play? In a nights-and-weekends project, our []