The weekend before a TED conference, each speaker rehearses their talk in the TED theater. It’s a chance for the speakers to get to know the space, for our curators to give last-minute suggestions on talk content, and for our speaker coaches to give advice to help each speaker feel their absolute best the day […]
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For TED2015, we have returned to Vancouver — bringing thinkers, dreamers and mavericks together to talk about our world and what’s coming next. Our logo on the Vancouver Convention Centre echoes the enormous globe in the entrance. Photo: Bret Hartman/TED
What’s your second act, after you build a pop-up theater for 1,300 people out of 8,000 pieces of Douglas fir? In 2014, architect David Rockwell and his team created a custom theater to celebrate talk, designed to be assembled in just a few days inside a large empty ballroom at the Vancouver Convention Center. Post-show, […]
TED Talks are 18-minute talks shared with the world for free online. However, lots of these talks are given at TED Conferences, in sessions that span more than an hour, with an audience who has paid to be a part of the live experience. This leaves our video team with a balancing act: how do […]
TED2014 has been a mind-bending experience. We looked back at the past 30 years of progress, and started writing “The Next Chapter” of the 30 to come. Here, a look at the days of the conference in image form.