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Global Issues

8 great ideas for cities: The City 2.0 award-winners in video8 great ideas for cities: The City 2.0 award-winners in video

Posted By Jamia Wilson

As the world’s population expands toward 10 billion people within the next 50 years, urban citizens face an unprecedented opportunity to build more vibrant, just and inclusive urban centers. Because we know that cities are powered by people, and people enable change, TED responded to the rapidly changing urban landscape by granting the 2012 TED Prize to […]

Culture

10 tips on how to talk to people at TEDActive10 tips on how to talk to people at TEDActive

Posted By Becky Chung

1. Start with a smile. “Smiling is one of the most basic, biologically-uniform expressions of all humans,” says Ron Gutman. Watch his TED Talk about the hidden power of smiling. 2. Just say hi. All it takes is one hello to open up doors. Here’s how to say “hello” in 150 different languages. 3. Remember: you are interesting! […]

Education

Watch free online today: Skillshare at TEDActiveWatch free online today: Skillshare at TEDActive

Posted By Emily McManus

Today, TEDActive is teaming up with Skillshare, a platform that helps people learn anything from anyone, to create a free session of mini-lessons today — and you can watch live! TEDYou: Skillshare Edition Talks Monday, February 25, 1:30-3pm Pacific time (4:30-6pm Eastern) Watch a lineup of great 6-minute tutorial talks that can inspire you to […]

Health

What to expect at TEDActive 2013? A banter-filled Q&A with hosts Kelly Stoetzel and RivesWhat to expect at TEDActive 2013? A banter-filled Q&A with hosts Kelly Stoetzel and Rives

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

How does one describe TEDActive? If TED in Long Beach is like a really great book, then TEDActive is the same story told in brightly colored, pop-up form — with streamers and confetti. Centered around a simulcast of the TED Conference, TEDActive adds on new dimensions with participants hiking, creating, interacting, biking, making and, of […]