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 []

Open now: Audition for TED2018!

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Open now: 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 []

Be fierce, claim power: Notes from Session 5 of TEDWomen: Burn

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Be fierce, claim power: Notes from Session 5 of TEDWomen: Burn

There’s a theme of Bridges that plays through this conference — and one of the things we sometimes need to do with bridges is burn them, to move forward with no option of going backward in time or space. In this session, hosted by documentary film aficionado Jess Search, we listen to hard truths about []

The power of partnership: Notes from Session 3 of TEDWomen … Connect

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The power of partnership: Notes from Session 3 of TEDWomen … Connect

Our hosts for this session, Jean Oelwang and Chris Waddell, are life partners who’ve both had to overcome their inclination to be a solo superhero — to be the best at business, school, sports. Jean spent her career climbing the corporate ladder, being tough, making her way to the top alone. Meanwhile, Chris was a []