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Conversations on capitalism and climate change: Week 6 of TED2020

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Conversations on capitalism and climate change: Week 6 of TED2020

For week 6 of TED2020, experts in the economy and climate put a future driven by sustainable transformation into focus. Below, a recap of insights shared throughout the week. Mariana Mazzucato, economist Big idea: Government can (and should) play a bold, dynamic and proactive role in shaping markets and sparking innovation — working together with []

Hope, action, change: The talks of Session 5 of TED2020

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Hope, action, change: The talks of Session 5 of TED2020

Daring, bold, systems-disrupting change requires big dreams and an even bigger vision. For Session 5 of TED2020, the Audacious Project, a collaborative funding initiative housed at TED, highlighted bold plans for social change from Southern New Hampshire University, SIRUM, BRAC, Harlem Children’s Zone, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), Project CETI and One Acre Fund. From aiding []

Conversations on the future of vaccines, tech, government and art: Week 5 of TED2020

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Conversations on the future of vaccines, tech, government and art: Week 5 of TED2020

Week 5 of TED2020 featured wide-ranging discussions on the quest for a coronavirus vaccine, the future of the art world, what it’s like to lead a country during a pandemic and much more. Below, a recap of insights shared. Jerome Kim, Director General of the International Vaccine Institute Big idea: There’s a lot of work []

WHAAAAAT?: The talks of TED2020 Session 4

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WHAAAAAT?: The talks of TED2020 Session 4

For Session 4 of TED2020, experts in biohacking, synthetic biology, psychology and beyond explored topics ranging from discovering the relationship between the spinal cord and asparagus to using tools of science to answer critical questions about racial bias. Below, a recap of the night’s talks and performances. Andrew Pelling, biomedical researcher Big idea: Could we []

The bill has come due for the US’s legacy of racism: Week 3 of TED2020

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The bill has come due for the US’s legacy of racism: Week 3 of TED2020

In response to the historic moment of mourning and anger over the ongoing violence inflicted on Black communities by police in the United States, four leaders in the movement for civil rights — Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, CEO of Center for Policing Equity; Rashad Robinson, president of Color Of Change; Dr. Bernice Albertine King, CEO []

Conversations on social progress: Week 3 of TED2020

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For week 3 of TED2020, global leaders in technology, vulnerability research and activism gathered for urgent conversations on how to foster connection, channel energy into concrete social action and work to end systemic racism in the United States. Below, a recap of their insights. Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s digital minister for social innovation Big idea: Digital []

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

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Conversations on rebuilding a healthy economy: Week 1 of 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 []

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 []

Ignite: The talks of TED@WellsFargo

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Ignite: The talks of TED@WellsFargo

World-changing ideas that unearth solutions and ignite progress can come from anywhere. With that spirit in mind at TED@WellsFargo, thirteen speakers showcased how human empathy and problem-solving can combine with technology to transform lives (and banking) for the better. The event: TED@WellsFargo, a day of thought-provoking talks on topics including how to handle challenging situations []

We the Future 2019: Talks from TED, the Skoll Foundation and the United Nations Foundation

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We the Future 2019: Talks from TED, the Skoll Foundation and the United Nations Foundation

At “We the Future,” a day of talks from TED, the Skoll Foundation and the United Nations Foundation at the TED World Theater in New York City, 18 speakers and performers shared daring ideas, deep analysis, cautionary tales and behavior-changing strategies aimed at meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global goals created in []

Is geoengineering a good idea? A brief Q&A with Kelly Wanser and Tim Flannery

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As we recklessly warm the planet by pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, some industrial emissions also produce particles that reflect sunshine back into space, putting a check on global warming that we’re only starting to understand. In her talk at TEDSummit 2019, “Emergency medicine for our climate fever,” climate activist Kelly Wanser asked: Can []