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Wired: The speakers in session 6 of TED2014Wired: The speakers in session 6 of TED2014

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Technology is always a big theme at TED (it’s the “T,” after all), and in this session we draw back the curtain to take a closer look at what’s really going on within some of the world’s most influential companies. But this isn’t just about the current headline-grabbers. Speakers will also share thoughts and demos […]

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Us: The speakers in session 5 of TED2014Us: The speakers in session 5 of TED2014

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Who are we? What are we doing here? Such thoughts plague more than just angst-filled teenagers. In this session, speakers take a piercing look at these and other complex questions, challenging preconceived notions of who we really are (let’s not forget microbes), how the brain works — and how consciousness fits into the equation. Here […]

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Sweaty teachers, storm-chasing and a surprise appearance from Ashton Kutcher: A recap of sessions 2 and 3 at TEDYouthSweaty teachers, storm-chasing and a surprise appearance from Ashton Kutcher: A recap of sessions 2 and 3 at TEDYouth

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By Thu-Huong Ha and Kate Torgovnick The morning session of TEDYouth “The Spark” was incredible. But in many ways it was just an appetizer. In the afternoon, Sessions 2 and 3 delivered talks on topics ranging from how to make an Easy Bake Oven gender-neutral to the mathematics of Pixar animation to the familial structures of […]

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Cities. They’re where it’s at, y’all. Notes & quotes from TEDCity2.0 (morning)Cities. They’re where it’s at, y’all. Notes & quotes from TEDCity2.0 (morning)

Posted By Helen Walters

TEDCity2.0 is a day-long TED event for urban innovators, organizers, stewards and builders–and it’s happening right now, with a hub event taking place at the Times Center in New York City, and 138 self-organized TEDx events also being held in 48 countries, including Vietnam, Malawi, Mexico and Egypt. Here’s what happened in the morning sessions: […]

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A word from our curators: the thinking behind TEDCity2.0A word from our curators: the thinking behind TEDCity2.0

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By Courtney E. Martin and John Cary Curating the program for TEDCity2.0 – a one-day conference about the future of cities that takes place, gulp, today — was a true honor for us. The two of us come at cities from very different angles. John is trained as an architect, but has spent his career building the […]

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Secret Voices: Speakers in Session 10 at TED2013Secret Voices: Speakers in Session 10 at TED2013

Posted By Becky Chung

Shhh … it’s time for Secret Voices, the 10th session of TED2013. Get ready to hear stories of the forgotten, marginalized, stigmatized and hidden. Our first speaker will make quite an entrance while the last will give a stirring finish, in spoken word. In between, thoughts on interspecies communication. Here, the speakers who appeared in […]

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Indelicate Conversation: Speakers in Session 9 at TED2013Indelicate Conversation: Speakers in Session 9 at TED2013

Posted By Becky Chung

This session, delicately titled “Indelicate conversation,” took a look at some topics not meant for the dinner table with talks by speakers not afraid to ask: What’s really on your mind? The speakers who appeared in this session. Click on their name to read a recap of their talk: Rose George “talks shit” to raise awareness […]

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Coded Meaning: Speakers in Session 8 at TED2013Coded Meaning: Speakers in Session 8 at TED2013

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Communication in 2013 looks so different from what it ever has before. Will technology be the ruin of all that is good and true in language? We don’t think so. The speakers in this session explore how the future will bring even greater shifts in how we communicate — and it may well be for […]

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Sustain!: The speakers in Session 7 at TED2013Sustain!: The speakers in Session 7 at TED2013

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

It’s no longer possible to ignore the effect humans have — on the environment, on each other and on the Internet. In that spirit, this session brings together people with big ideas on responsible design, creation, consumption and eating. From a renegade gardener to energy software maker, this session takes into mind that it’s not […]

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Using public space as a canvas for imagination: Lesley Perkes at TED2013Using public space as a canvas for imagination: Lesley Perkes at TED2013

Posted By Helen Walters

  Lesley Perkes walks onto the TED stage to tell us about her birth in 1961 in inner city Johannesburg. Her mother said she looked like a toilet brush, her hair standing on end. “I think I saw the future,” she says. Her story centers around Hillbrow Tower, the iconic, 268-meter-tall building built in 1968 […]

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Disrupt!: The speakers in Session 4 at TED2013Disrupt!: The speakers in Session 4 at TED2013

Posted By Helen Walters

From all the breathless hype that surrounds the topic, you’d be forgiven for thinking that disruptive innovation was a common force throughout the world. Reality proves otherwise. In this session, we brought together a collection of individuals who have some right to the title of disruptor. Their work pushes at the boundaries of what’s expected […]