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Photography

TEDActive, in InstagramsTEDActive, in Instagrams

Posted By Becky Chung

Take the TED Conference and add a generous helping of play, a sprinkling of colorful creativity, a lot of red beanbags, an endless supply of coffee, and a plethora of riveting conversations around fire pits with a tribe of smart, quirky people from all over the world and — voila! — you have the recipe […]

Culture

A garden party with Ron FinleyA garden party with Ron Finley

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

“You ain’t gangsta unless you have a garden,” says Ron Finley of LAGreenGrounds.org. In this special video for CNN, Finley shares more about the idea he posited at TED2013 for improving health in his neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles — planting edible gardens wherever a strip of land is available. “What we do is literally put vegetable […]

Film

A Scrabble board of TED FellowsA Scrabble board of TED Fellows

Posted By Karen Eng

While the majority of the TED Fellows headed to TED2013 to give talks on their incredible work, a smaller group headed to TEDActive, representing the program while embedded in the Palm Springs action. Artist Colleen Flanigan was among them, and created this adorable, Scrabble-themed animation to represent the Fellows there with her. Here’s what she […]

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! […]

News

Registration is open for TED2014 and TEDActive 2014: The Next ChapterRegistration is open for TED2014 and TEDActive 2014: The Next Chapter

Posted By Tedstaff

We’re thrilled to announce the opening of registration for TED2014: The Next Chapter. It’s TED’s 30th anniversary, and we’ll be seeking to understand the most significant developments of the past 30 years … and applying that knowledge to understand what’s ahead. The theme makes it easy for us to reach out to the world’s greatest […]

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 […]

News

TEDActive: the trailerTEDActive: the trailer

Posted By Tedstaff

Yes, TEDActive is about listening to the great talks broadcast from TED in Long Beach. But it’s also about going on hikes, participating in flash mobs, immersing yourself in art projects, dancing, and stepping up to the mic to give your own TED Talk. Pique your interest? Watch the video above to hear much more. […]

News

The 10 coolest things that have happened at TEDActiveThe 10 coolest things that have happened at TEDActive

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

TEDActive is like TED, only with a few buttons loosened and its hair let down. An annual simulcast of the TED conference held two hours away in Palm Springs, California, TEDActive is for those who treasure ideas and want to immerse themselves in them. Last year, TEDActive participants journeyed to Joshua Tree to take sound […]

Architecture

Cities of cardboard: TEDActive artist Kiel Johnson featured on the Huffington PostCities of cardboard: TEDActive artist Kiel Johnson featured on the Huffington Post

Posted By Tedstaff

Artist Kiel Johnson, who led the amazing workshop “Everyone’s An Architect” last year at TEDActive, was featured today on both the Huffington Post and Sinbadesign for his intricate cardboard city creations, which TEDActive attendees helped build in Palm Springs last spring. Since then, Kiel’s been involved in a couple of TEDx events around the world, […]