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In case you missed it: Day 1 of TED2014

In case you missed it: Day 1 of TED2014

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“The Next Chapter” is already fascinating — full of great characters, plot twists and, hopefully, it’s all leading toward a happy ending. Today, we kicked off TED2014 — our 30th-anniversary conference — which will chew on this theme, offering intriguing ideas on where we are going next. So what happened in day one? Below, some highlights. []

The scariest thing you’ve ever done: Chris Hadfield at TED2014

The scariest thing you’ve ever done: Chris Hadfield at TED2014

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Or, asks retired colonel Chris Hadfield to the crowd at TED2014, “What’s the most dangerous? And, why did you do it?” For Hadfield, an astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency and a commander of the International Space Station for 3 months, it was to ride a rocket ship into orbit. Watch Chris Hadfield’s TED Talk >> []

Liftoff! Speakers in Session 1 at TED2014

Liftoff! Speakers in Session 1 at TED2014

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This session is for those with a pioneering spirit: where two roads diverge in the woods … these visionaries decided to fly instead. As we fire up the engines of TED2014, our 30th-anniversary conference, expect the kind of forward-thinking ideas that turn one small step for a man into a giant leap for mankind. Watch []