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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 []

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 []

<i>Soy TED</i> weaves ideas into thought-provoking TV en español

Soy TED weaves ideas into thought-provoking TV en español

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The latest TV show from TED’s creative team spins ideas from TED Talks in new directions — en español. Soy TED, a new Spanish-language TV series about big ideas, premieres on Vme TV this Friday, September 25, at 7pm EST. Each episode of Soy TED centers on a theme — from happiness to exploration to []

Inside the design of the colorful, campy TED Fellows Retreat

Inside the design of the colorful, campy TED Fellows Retreat

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Camp: a home under the stars and sun. A space to dream, commune with friends, create — and play. That’s the atmosphere TED Fellows director Tom Rielly wanted to create for this year’s TED Fellows Retreat, which took place at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California, August 25-28. To create the look and []

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. []

The music of sign language, a computer of water drops: 21 TED Fellows share ideas that swim against the tide

The music of sign language, a computer of water drops: 21 TED Fellows share ideas that swim against the tide

Tides are strong. They move swiftly, sweeping all toward the shore. But TED Fellows refuse to simply drift with the water. They are innovators, advocates and artists who challenge the status quo and work in the spaces between disciplines. At the second TED Fellows Retreat — held from August 25-28, 2015, and themed “Swimming Against the Tide” — about []

8 tips for virtual collaboration, from TED’s tech team

8 tips for virtual collaboration, from TED’s tech team

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Our 29-member Technology Team is spread out. TED HQ is in New York, but our team includes developers who live in six other states — from Florida to Oregon, with a stopoff in South Dakota — and two other countries. (Yes, tech talent doesn’t always reside in New York and San Francisco.) There are big []

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 []

The TIME 100 for 2015 is filled with TED connections

The TIME 100 for 2015 is filled with TED connections

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As we perused the Time 100 today, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people of the year, we couldn’t help but notice many familiar faces. Among those included for 2015: investment expert Mellody Hobson, public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson, novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, political scientist Samantha Power, economist Thomas Piketty and mental healthcare advocate Vikram Patel. Below, watch []

A look at the TEDWomen 2015 speaker lineup

A look at the TEDWomen 2015 speaker lineup

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The speakers and performers who’ll be a part of TEDWomen 2015 know a bit about “Momentum.” Each of them has pushed forward fascinating research, created something out of a bold idea or moved the needle on a cause that’s central to them. The 34 speakers on our lineup — soon to be joined by a []