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The TEDGlobal 2017 Fellowship application is open. Apply now

The TEDGlobal 2017 Fellowship application is open. Apply now

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Are you an inventor or filmmaker? A scientist or entrepreneur? Do you have a unique approach to your work that is worth sharing with the world? Could you benefit from the TED platform and the support of a dynamic global community of innovators? If yes, you should apply to be a TED Fellow. This year, []

Decisive ideas, scientific breakthroughs, critical junctures: A recap of TEDGlobal>Geneva

Decisive ideas, scientific breakthroughs, critical junctures: A recap of TEDGlobal>Geneva

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Innovation happens at the critical junctures between success and failure, risk and reward, truth and daring, past and future. At TEDGlobal>Geneva, in a former power plant right in the middle of the Rhone river in downtown Geneva, the conference gathered 900 attendees from nearly 80 countries. Against a stage backdrop designed by the students of []

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 []

Global ideas, in a graphic novella

Global ideas, in a graphic novella

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Comic books usually feature superheroes. This one, however, stars the speakers who shared ideas at last week’s TEDGlobal>London. The graphic novella “Beyond the Edge” was created by the “scribes” at Innovation Arts and gives a three-panel pop rendering of each talk at the event, with special appearances by the day’s performers. There are no villains []

Soaring imaginations, harsh realities: A recap of TEDGlobal>London

Soaring imaginations, harsh realities: A recap of TEDGlobal>London

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Formula E racing, the darknet, a potential fountain of youth, and beheadings. At TEDGlobal>London — a two-session event curated and hosted by Bruno Giussani on June 16, 2015, at the Royal Institution of Great Britain — the talks ranged from a wildly hopeful future to stern warnings about the present. Enjoy these recaps of the talks in []

Crossing Borders: A sneak peek of session 3 at TEDGlobal 2014

Crossing Borders: A sneak peek of session 3 at TEDGlobal 2014

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It’s tempting to want to study one phenomenon in isolation. But crime, power, money—even identity—exist in the overlap. In this session, we look at how things flow, in ripples both expected and surprising. The speakers in this session: José Padilha delves into interlocking layers of street crime and institutional power with his unflinching action and []

Responding to the petition to disinvite George Papandreou from TEDGlobal

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An online petition was posted early this past weekend, asking that “the TEDGlobal conference organizers remove George Papandreou from the speakers list.” Papandreou is the former prime minister of Greece. He was prime minister in 2009, when the euro crisis flared up. Under pressure from the markets and from Greek citizens protesting harsh austerity measures, he resigned []

Continent by continent, TEDGlobal talks

Continent by continent, TEDGlobal talks

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TEDGlobal has been held in Oxford, England; Arusha, Tanzania; Mysore, India; and Edinburgh, Scotland — with speakers from a wide range of other countries. In other words, it’s a global affair. As we prepare for TEDGlobal 2013: “Think Again,” kicking off on June 10, we thought we’d take a closer look. Here, go around the []

A Taste of TED in 2010

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In this reel, TED recaps an amazing year of talks from three conferences, a bunch of smaller TED events — and a powerful year of TEDx. Dive in, and then follow up with talks that intrigue you … You’ll see, in order of appearance: The LXD, Chris Anderson and Julian Assange, Bill Gates, Chip Conley, []

Write a haiku, win a pass to TEDGlobal from WiredUK

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[Update: Deadline passed]: Write a haiku containing the phrase “smarter planet” and tweet it to @WiredUK — and you could win a pass to TEDGlobal 2010 next week! The contest is supported by IBM and WiredUK, and is open to UK residents only. The competition closes at Midday BST on Thursday 8 July, 2010. The []

The intricate economics of terrorism: Loretta Napoleoni on TED.com

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Loretta Napoleoni details her rare opportunity to talk to the secretive Italian Red Brigades — an experience that sparked a lifelong interest in terrorism. She gives a behind-the-scenes look at its complex economics, revealing a surprising connection between money laundering and the US Patriot Act. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009, Oxford, England. Duration: 15:45) []

Twitter Snapshot: Brother Paulus Terwitte asks, "Where are you?"

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A Capuchin friar and a household name in Germany, Brother Paulus Terwitte looks at the possibility of a simple, contemplative spiritual life — in a world laden with distractions and complications. Is posting a Twitter Snapshot slightly … ironic? Twitter users meditated on this, and other questions: Google is the new forbidden apple.. Brother Terwitte.. []

Twitter Snapshot: Itay Talgam conducts better leadership

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Conductor-turned-business motivator Itay Talgam showed a collection of enlightening and amusing clips of famous conductors doing what it really is that they do best: lead. The process of drawing out beauty from a brigade of musicians is a powerful metaphor with real applications for anyone who manages people. Our prolific #TEDsters captured the best moments: []

Twitter Snapshot: Dan Pink contests carrots and sticks

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Dan Pink, former speechwriter for Al Gore, is now hoping to spark a right-brain revolution in business and management. The spark clearly caught on with several of Twitter’s most familiar #TEDsters. Pink on psychology research: “There’s a mismatch between what science knows and business does.” — brainpicker Pink: “Rewards by their very nature narrow our []

Twitter Snapshot: Magnus Larsson has a wall to build

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Magnus Larsson is an architect with a blueprint to build a wall across Africa. A wall made with bacillus pasteurii (microorganisms that create sandstone) to help provide shelter for individuals and curb the destruction of sandstorms. Support for this project was widespread from TEDsters on Twitter: Magnus Larsson wants to build a sand wall across []