Conversations on climate action and contact tracing: Week 2 at TED2020

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For week 2 of TED2020, global leaders in climate, health and technology joined the TED community for insightful discussions around the theme “build back better.” Below, a recap of the week’s fascinating and enlightening conversations about how we can move forward, together. Marcelo Mena, environmentalist and former environment minister of Chile Big idea: People power []

Listening to nature: The talks of TED2020 Session 1

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Listening to nature: The talks of TED2020 Session 1

TED looks a little different this year, but much has also stayed the same. The TED2020 mainstage program kicked off Thursday night with a session of talks, performances and visual delights from brilliant, creative individuals who shared ideas that could change the world — and stories of people who already have. But instead of convening in []

Conversations on rebuilding a healthy economy: Week 1 at TED2020

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Conversations on rebuilding a healthy economy: Week 1 at TED2020

To kick off TED2020, leaders in business, finance and public health joined the TED community for lean-forward conversations to answer the question: “What now?” Below, a recap of the fascinating insights they shared. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Big idea: The coronavirus pandemic shattered the global economy. To put the []

TED2020 seeks the uncharted

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TED2020 seeks the uncharted

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The world has shifted, and so has TED. We need brilliant ideas and thinkers more than ever. While we can’t convene in person, we will convene. Rather than a one-week conference, TED2020 will be an eight-week virtual experience — all held in the company of the TED community. Each week will offer signature TED programming []

The Audacious Project announces new efforts in response to COVID-19

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The Audacious Project announces new efforts in response to COVID-19

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In response to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, The Audacious Project, a collaborative funding initiative housed at TED, will direct support towards solutions tailored to rapid response and long-term recovery. Audacious has catalyzed more than $30 million towards the first three organizations in its COVID-19 rapid response cohort: Partners In Health will rapidly increase the []

“TEDx SHORTS”, a TED original podcast hosted by actress Atossa Leoni, premieres May 18

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Launching on Monday, May 18, TED’s new podcast TEDx SHORTS gives listeners a quick and meaningful taste of curiosity, skepticism, inspiration and action drawn from TEDx Talks. In less than 10 minutes, host Atossa Leoni guides listeners through fresh perspectives, inspiring stories and surprising information from some of the most compelling TEDx Talks.  TEDx events []

Fragility, resilience and restoration at TED2020: The Prequel

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Fragility, resilience and restoration at TED2020: The Prequel

It’s a new, strange, experimental day for TED. In a special Earth Day event, TED2020: The Prequel brought the magic of the TED conference to the virtual stage, inviting TED2020 community members to gather for three sessions of talks and engaging, innovative opportunities to connect. Alongside world-changing ideas from leaders in science, political strategy and []

TED Talks Daily welcomes inaugural host, Elise Hu

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TED Talks Daily, TED’s most-downloaded podcast, welcomes its inaugural host: Elise Hu. After nearly a decade at NPR, Elise’s first episode of TED Talks Daily will be released on April 6. While at NPR, Elise was a regular contributor to All Things Considered and Morning Edition. She filed stories from more than a dozen countries []

5 ways to live (and thrive) while social distancing

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The novel coronavirus has dramatically changed how we spend time and share physical and virtual space with each other. On Friday, March 27, conflict mediator and author Priya Parker joined head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers on TED Connects to discuss what we all can do to stay connected []

How TED-Ed is helping families, students and teachers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s unprecedented impact on education systems worldwide, TED’s award-winning youth and education initiative TED-Ed is focused on providing free, high-quality educational resources to millions of families around the globe. TED-Ed’s existing library of free, video-based lessons has been built by a network of 500,000 educators, spans all ages and subjects and []