A Q&A with Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger

News

A Q&A with Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger

on

In October 2016, a group gathered in San Francisco for the TEDWomen 2016 conference, this year themed around the idea of time. One talk was given by Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger, who took the stage to share a story that took place in 1996, when Stranger raped Elva, then his girlfriend. The talk had []

Remembering Hans Rosling

News

Remembering Hans Rosling

on

Bounding up on stage with the energy of 1,000 suns and his special extra-long pointer, Swedish professor Hans Rosling became a data rock star, dedicated to giving his audience a truer picture of the world.

TED Dialogues: An urgent response to a dangerously divisive time

News

TED Dialogues: An urgent response to a dangerously divisive time

on

These are astonishing days. Amid rapid-fire policy changes, America has grown even more divided; similar divisions are spreading across the world. Vitriolic rhetoric roars from all sides, and battle lines are hardening. We aren’t listening to one another. Is there space left for dialogue? For reason? For thoughtful persuasion? We’re determined to find that space. This []

TED and Audible debut “Sincerely, X” audio series: Sharing important ideas, anonymously

News

TED and Audible debut “Sincerely, X” audio series: Sharing important ideas, anonymously

on

TED’s always on the hunt for new speakers with new ideas. But in our latest project, we’re offering speakers something unprecedented: anonymity. Our hunch? Inviting people to share ideas without having to reveal their identity might allow for an entirely new category of talks. Today TED and Audible announce the release of Sincerely, X, an original []

Watch: Yuval Harari in conversation with TED’s Chris Anderson

News

Watch: Yuval Harari in conversation with TED’s Chris Anderson

on

Watch: Chris Anderson speaks with the historian Yuval Noah Harari on what’s happening now, and what’s to come during this extraordinary moment in time — when nationalism is pitted against globalism, while the world is facing a job-loss crisis most of us are not even expecting. A rewarding hour of big ideas about humanity’s future.

A night to talk about redemption: TEDNYC Rebirth

News

A night to talk about redemption: TEDNYC Rebirth

on

How do we make sense of the tumult around us? How can we grapple with the confusion and alarm so many of us are feeling? In a special session of talks curated and hosted by Jon Ronson at TED HQ on Wednesday night, six speakers looked not at the ruin that follows hardship but the []

TED and Star India greenlight “TED Talks India: Nayi Soch” TV series, hosted by Shah Rukh Khan

News

TED and Star India greenlight “TED Talks India: Nayi Soch” TV series, hosted by Shah Rukh Khan

on

Today we confirmed some exciting news about TED’s most ambitious television project yet: a major network series in India hosted by megawatt Bollywood film star Shah Rukh Khan. The program will air on Star India, one of India’s largest media conglomerates and our partner in production. TED Talks India: Nayi Soch, which translates to “new thinking,” marks []

GlobalXplorer invites you to find and protect archaeological sites

News

GlobalXplorer invites you to find and protect archaeological sites

on

The power of the crowd has helped digitize the world’s books; it maintains the online encyclopedia many of us check by default. The crowd has fueled our understanding of the connections between neurons in the brain and contributed voice samples that will become a simple phone test for Parkinson’s. Incredible things happen when people around the world team up to []

Step away from the internet, and other ways to fight tyranny: A conversation with Timothy Snyder and Rick Perlstein

News

Step away from the internet, and other ways to fight tyranny: A conversation with Timothy Snyder and Rick Perlstein

on

Timothy Snyder grew up in America, but as a historian of 20th-century Europe at Yale, he’s spent much of his adult life in, or thinking deeply about, Central and Eastern Europe. And what he sees there — especially in looking at the Europe of the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s — is a pattern that may []

How to react to a bully in a comment thread

Insights from Our Office

How to react to a bully in a comment thread

on

Bullies never win — not even in the comments section. TED’s community manager, Katie Pierce, shares these tips on how to react to a comment-thread bully.

“Humanity can rise to the challenge”: Yuval Harari in conversation at TED Dialogues

News

“Humanity can rise to the challenge”: Yuval Harari in conversation at TED Dialogues

on

How to explain the stunning political upheaval of 2016 — Brexit in the UK and Donald Trump’s election to the presidency in the US — as well as the current and ongoing atmosphere of division, discontent and disquiet that fills many people’s lives? One simple answer: “We’ve lost our story,” says Jerusalem University historian Yuval []

Announcing our 2017 TED Prize winner: Healthcare warrior Raj Panjabi

News

Announcing our 2017 TED Prize winner: Healthcare warrior Raj Panjabi

on

It sounds simple enough: If you’re sick, you make an appointment with a doctor, and if it’s an emergency, you head to the nearest hospital. But for more than a billion people around the world, it’s a real challenge — because they live too far from a medical facility. Where Raj Panjabi’s nonprofit, Last Mile []

It’s about our time: The talks of Session 2 of TEDWomen 2016

Live from TEDWomen

It’s about our time: The talks of Session 2 of TEDWomen 2016

on

We depend on each other, and we can accomplish very little if we can’t work together. What better way is there to spend our time than with each other? Hosted by journalists (and married couple) Courtney E. Martin and John Cary, Session 2 of TEDWomen 2016 featured five pairs of speakers and one performer exploring []

The story and stigma of a baffling illness: Jen Brea speaks at TEDSummit

Live from TEDSummit 2016

The story and stigma of a baffling illness: Jen Brea speaks at TEDSummit

on

Jen Brea was a grad student at Harvard when she got suddenly, horribly sick. Her four-year battle to get diagnosed uncovered a hidden bias around myalgic encephalomyeltis, or chronic fatigue syndrome.

From shanty mega-towns to a cyborg uprising: Talks from TEDNYC Idea Search 2017

News

From shanty mega-towns to a cyborg uprising: Talks from TEDNYC Idea Search 2017

on

Here at TED headquarters, we are constantly looking for new voices, new ideas — and late last year, we opened a challenge to the world: Make a one-minute audition video that makes the case for your TED Talk. On Thursday night, January 26, at our New York office, co-hosts Kelly Stoetzel and Cloe Shasha presented us []

Keep me safe, and I’ll keep you wild: Tiq and Kim Katrin Milan speak at TEDWomen 2016

Live from TEDWomen

Keep me safe, and I’ll keep you wild: Tiq and Kim Katrin Milan speak at TEDWomen 2016

on

3,000 Facebook messages in three days, that ended in marriage 3 months later. From the start, Tiq and Kim Katrin Milan’s relationship was a whirlwind romance — a unique union rooted in a deep love, respect and mutual admiration that came across warmly as they stood hand in hand on the TEDWomen stage. Tiq is a []