Ben Saunders’ solo crossing of Antarctica, and more news from TED speakers

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Ben Saunders’ solo crossing of Antarctica, and more news from TED speakers

As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights. A solo crossing of Antarctica. With chilling detail, Ben Saunders documents his journey across Antarctica as he attempts to complete the first successful solo, unsupported and unassisted crossing. The journey is a way of honoring his friend Henry Worsley, []

Exploring the boundaries of legacy at TED@Westpac

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Exploring the boundaries of legacy at TED@Westpac

Legacy is a delightfully complex concept, and it’s one that the TED@Westpac curators took on with gusto for the daylong event held in Sydney, Australia, on Monday December 11th. Themed around the idea of “The Future Legacy,” the day was packed with speakers who took on topics ranging from education to work-health balance to designer babies.

Why not? Pushing and prodding the possible, at TED@IBM

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Why not? Pushing and prodding the possible, at TED@IBM

We know that our world — our data, our lives, our countries — are becoming more and more connected. But what should we do with that? In two sessions of TED@IBM, the answer shaped up to be: Dream as big as you can. Speakers took the stage to pitch their ideas for using connected data []

Breakthroughs: The talks of TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Breakthroughs: The talks of TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Humanity is defined by its immense body of knowledge. Most times it inches forward, shedding light onto the mysteries of the universe and easing life’s endeavors in small increments. But in some special moments, knowledge and understanding leap forward, when one concentrated mind or one crucial discovery redirects the course of things and changes the []

Speed of change: The talks of TEDNYC x BMW i

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Speed of change: The talks of TEDNYC x BMW i

The speed of change is a constant in our lives. Sometimes it’s worth slowing things down, to look at what might be changing without us even considering it. To celebrate the efforts of innovators, change-makers and dreamers who are reimagining the future, TED has partnered with BMW i. In a special session of talks hosted by TED []

TED’s response to claims of sexual harassment 

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TED’s response to claims of sexual harassment 

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We believe in ideas worth spreading. One of those ideas is that all humans are entitled to equal consideration and respect. The Washington Post recently reported that TED has grappled with sexual harassment at its conferences and in the workplace. We would like to address that article here. At the TED2017 conference in Vancouver, we were []

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Audition for TED2018!

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Audition for TED2018!

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Do you have an idea idea worth spreading? Do you want to speak on the TED2018 stage in Vancouver in April? To find more new voices, TED is hosting an Idea Search at our office theater in New York City on January 24, 2018. Speakers who audition at this event might be chosen for the []

Breathe and push: Notes from Session 6: Rebuild

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Breathe and push: Notes from Session 6: Rebuild

We’ve spent the past few days together thinking on big ideas, hard problems and new visions for what the world might be. What will tie it all together? This session on rebuilding — on facing tough questions and finding the inner (and exterior) resources we need to move forward. Embrace your emotional truth. How we deal []