Who’s speaking at TED2017? Announcing our speaker lineup

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Who’s speaking at TED2017? Announcing our speaker lineup

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Meet the co-creator of Siri, the founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, a Nobel-winning researcher who helped discover how we age, the head of the World Bank, and one of the greatest athletes of all time. We’re thrilled to announce the speaker lineup for TED2017, with a mix of illustrious names and the up-and-coming []

A Q&A with Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger

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A Q&A with Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger

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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 []

Meet the Spring 2017 class of TED Residents

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Meet the Spring 2017 class of TED Residents

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On March 6, TED welcomed its latest class to the TED Residency program. As an in-house incubator for breakthrough ideas, Residents spend four months in the TED office with other exceptional people from all over the map. Each has a project that promises to make a significant contribution to the world, across several different fields. []

A night to talk about redemption: TEDNYC Rebirth

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A night to talk about redemption: TEDNYC Rebirth

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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 []

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Rachel Dolezal’s TEDx Talk

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In April 2016, Rachel Dolezal spoke at an independently organized TEDx event held at a university. This particular talk has sparked much debate, including internally on our own staff. For some, sharing the talk risks causing deep offense, and runs counter to TED’s mission of ideas worth spreading. But for others, now that the talk has been recorded, not posting it would unduly limit an important conversation about identity

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

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

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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.

TED Dialogues: An urgent response to a dangerously divisive time

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TED Dialogues: An urgent response to a dangerously divisive time

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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 []

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

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

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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 []

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

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

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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 []

A night to talk about design

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A night to talk about design

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Designers solve problems and bring beauty to the world. At TEDNYC Design Lab, a night of talks at TED HQ in New York City hosted by design curator Chee Pearlman with content producer Cloe Shasha, six speakers pulled back the curtain to reveal the hard work and creative process behind great design. Speakers covered a []

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

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

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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 []

These TED2017 speakers’ talks will be broadcast live to cinemas April 24 and 25

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These TED2017 speakers’ talks will be broadcast live to cinemas April 24 and 25

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The speaker lineup for the TED2017 conference features more than 70 thinkers and doers from around the world — including a dozen or so whose unfiltered TED Talks will be broadcast live to movie theater audiences across the U.S. and Canada. Presented with our partner BY Experience, our TED Cinema Experience event series offers three []

Can we heal the fractured political conversation? A talk with Gretchen Carlson and David Brooks

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Can we heal the fractured political conversation? A talk with Gretchen Carlson and David Brooks

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In conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson at TED HQ in New York on Wednesday, New York Times columnist David Brooks and journalist Gretchen Carlson discussed how and why America has become so polarized — and where we can find common ground. Set between lively renditions of “America the Beautiful” and “Go Down Moses” performed []

Announcing our 2017 TED Prize winner: Healthcare warrior Raj Panjabi

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Announcing our 2017 TED Prize winner: Healthcare warrior Raj Panjabi

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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 []

Live in cinemas around the world: Watch talks from TED2017

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Live in cinemas around the world: Watch talks from TED2017

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It’s one thing to watch a TED Talk online; it’s another experience altogether to be in a cinema together with your friends and fellow TED enthusiasts, watching speakers deliver the talks of their lives in real time. Last year, we shared the opening night of our annual sold-out TED Conference with more than 1,000 cinemas in 20 []

Remembering Hans Rosling

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Remembering Hans Rosling

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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.