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A TED Fellows tour of VancouverA TED Fellows tour of Vancouver

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

With 12 mainstage sessions and 5 sessions of All-Stars, there wasn’t much time for exploring Vancouver during TED2014. As a great prequel to the conference, Car2Go offered up vehicles so attendees could enjoy a spin around the city. It also provided a map of some spots to check out, featuring locations selected by five TED Fellows: Kitra Cahana, Alex Macdonald, […]

Live from TED2014

10 great quotes about design10 great quotes about design

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

For years now, Target has invited designers like Isaac Mizrahi (watch his TED Talk), Diane von Furstenberg (check out her TED playlist) and, most recently, abstract pattern-master Peter Pilotto to dream up collections. So when it came to creating the Target Design Café at TED2014, we knew it was going to be cool. The space […]

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When school’s out, reading scores go down. Can we fight summer learning loss?When school’s out, reading scores go down. Can we fight summer learning loss?

Posted By Tedstaff

By Janet Lee In Geoffrey Canada’s impassioned TED Talk last year, he urged the American education system to update its business model to integrate more science and technology into the curriculum, particularly for lower-income communities. One study that especially troubled Canada showed that lower income students are more prone to losing the knowledge they’ve acquired […]

Live from TED2014

A seat for those who want privacy, an experience for those who want friends: Delta designs for two types of travelersA seat for those who want privacy, an experience for those who want friends: Delta designs for two types of travelers

Posted By Michelle Quint

There are two kinds of people who fly: those who want to talk to the person sitting next to them and those who want a quiet ride. Luckily, Delta has created a sensory experience for both kinds of travelers in their Connectivity Space, outside the theater at TED2014. For the connectors, we’ll start with a […]

News

Ads Worth Spreading: 10 great ads from 2014 that communicate ideasAds Worth Spreading: 10 great ads from 2014 that communicate ideas

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Today’s viewing audiences are far too sophisticated for advertisements full of fake doctors, the word “sale” flashing on repeat, and tight clothing on attractive models. Today, we want ads to actually speak to us—to connect to our hopes and dreams, to flip our thinking in unexpected ways and to reflect the world we’d like to […]

Business

What happens when employees give TED Talks? A look at TED@StateStreetWhat happens when employees give TED Talks? A look at TED@StateStreet

Posted By Kate Welsh

“What corporate management team doesn’t say that they’re open to innovation?” says Michael Metcalfe, the senior managing director of State Street, the financial institution based in Boston. In November, Metcalfe saw his company do something concrete about building a culture of openness among employees and sharing ideas across the organization. He found himself onstage in […]