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Why TED takes two weeks off every summer

Why TED takes two weeks off every summer

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TED.com has gone dark for two weeks. No new TED Talks will be posted until Monday, August 10, 2015, while most of the TED staff takes a two–week holiday. Yes, we all go on break at the same time (mostly). No, we don’t all go to the same place :) We’ve been doing it this way now for six years; our summer break is a []

The legacy of slavery echoed in the Charleston shooting, why we feel awe, the happy memories of mice + more

The legacy of slavery echoed in the Charleston shooting, why we feel awe, the happy memories of mice + more

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The TED community has been very busy over the past few weeks. Below, some newsy highlights. Powerful thoughts on slavery’s legacy. Last week, Bryan Stevenson spoke with The Marshall Project about the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. In a Q&A, Stevenson shared his thoughts on the deeply entrenched legacy []

The TED Talk that inspired Caitlyn Jenner, a water-drop computer, reflections on the early days of the Internet and more

The TED Talk that inspired Caitlyn Jenner, a water-drop computer, reflections on the early days of the Internet and more

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There’s a lot of news to share from the TEDizens of the world in the past month. Just a few highlights: Monica Lewinsky inspires Caitlyn Jenner. As Caitlyn Jenner introduces herself to the world, and navigates the media frenzy surrounding her new life, she has Monica Lewinsky’s TED Talk in the back of her mind. []

A question worth asking: Babies at TED events?

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A tough and interesting question surfaced yesterday at TEDWomen — and not from the stage. One of our attendees brought a 5-month-old baby to the conference, and this raised the question: How can we make TED more accessible to parents with very young children? TED has always had a “grownups-only” policy; we don’t allow kids []

The TED2015 speaker lineup revealed

The TED2015 speaker lineup revealed

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The phrase “truth or dare” is a false binary — facing the truth often requires daring action, and vice versa. That’s why, at TED2015: Truth and Dare, the two go hand-in-hand. TED2015 happens March 16-20 in Vancouver and Whistler, and we dare to think this will be the most provocative, invigorating, mind-shifting TED yet. The []