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Lessons: Notes from Session 2 of TED Countdown Summit 2023

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Lessons: Notes from Session 2 of TED Countdown Summit 2023

What lessons are already available to us as we tackle climate change? For Session 2 of TED Countdown Summit 2023, science, solutions and the role of industry in stemming the threat of the climate emergency took center stage. The event: Talks from Session 2 of TED Countdown Summit 2023, hosted by TED’s Lindsay Levin and []

Compass: Notes from Session 1 of TED Countdown Summit 2023

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Compass: Notes from Session 1 of TED Countdown Summit 2023

TED Countdown Summit 2023 kicked off in Detroit, Michigan, with a wide-ranging, solution-filled session of TED Talks and performances meant to inspire action on the world’s toughest challenge: climate change. Over the course of four days, the Summit seeks to change the conversation on climate change and tell a new, true story about how a []

The dots finally connect: Notes on Session 12 of TED2023

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After a jam-packed week of ideas, connection and wonder, the remarkable closing session of TED2023 connected the dots, with deep thinking on purpose and the power of self-belief as well as some much-needed challenges to conventional wisdom. The event: Talks from Session 12 of TED2023: Possibility, hosted by TED’s Chris Anderson, Helen Walters and Whitney []

Celebrating the unbridled power of imagination: Notes on Session 11 of TED2023

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Celebrating the unbridled power of imagination: Notes on Session 11 of TED2023

Session 11 of TED2023 was a celebration of the unbridled power of imagination. What is imagination, exactly? According to poet and session co-host Sarah Kay, it’s the ability to notice, see and observe what is — and then to dream, build and expand on what is not but could be. Eight speakers and one performer []

Delightedly and unapologetically nerding out: Notes on Session 8 of TED2023

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Delightedly and unapologetically nerding out: Notes on Session 8 of TED2023

It wouldn’t be a TED conference without a session devoted to nerding out. Session 8 of TED2023 featured speakers covering the future of digital property rights and blockchain, new thinking on health and medicine, a deep look at the problems facing the oceans and how a few simple lines can evoke both life’s challenges and []

Breathing deep and embracing humanity’s full potential: Notes on Session 7 of TED2023

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Breathing deep and embracing humanity’s full potential: Notes on Session 7 of TED2023

In the soul-seeking Session 7 of TED2023 a group of extraordinary individuals considered counternarratives to the doom-and-gloom that pervades much of modern media and sought to recalibrate our thinking on what it means to be human. The event: Talks from Session 7 of TED2023: Possibility, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and Audacious Project []

Discovering how our brains might soon get upgraded: Notes on Session 6 of TED2023

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Discovering how our brains might soon get upgraded: Notes on Session 6 of TED2023

In a mind-bending Session 6 of TED2023, neurotech, mental health and breakthroughs in brain-computer interfaces took the mainstage, with seven incredible speakers sharing ideas on how our brains may soon get an upgrade. The event: Talks from Session 6 of TED2023: Possibility, hosted by TED’s head of curation Helen Walters When and where: Wednesday, April []

Imagining a pathway to a sustainable future: Notes on Session 5 of TED2023

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Imagining a pathway to a sustainable future: Notes on Session 5 of TED2023

How do we strike a balance between sounding the alarm about the devastation wrought by climate change and telling the story of an actual pathway forward? Session 5 of TED2023 sought to stem the despair and cultivate hope and action on the most pressing issue of our time. The event: Talks from Session 5 of []

Ideas that are way, way out there: Notes on Session 4 of TED2023

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Ideas that are way, way out there: Notes on Session 4 of TED2023

In a session that was by turns soul-stirring, uproariously funny, deadly serious and brilliantly colorful, seven speakers transported the TED audience to a solar engineering project in outer space, a 24-hour concert and performance, a movement to prove that birds aren’t real and more. The event: Talks from Session 4 of TED2023: Possibility, hosted by []

Leaping boldly into new global realities: Notes on Session 3 of TED2023

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Leaping boldly into new global realities: Notes on Session 3 of TED2023

From climate change to aging to geopolitics, Session 3 of TED2023 surveyed big issues with worldwide implications. The event: Talks from Session 3 of TED2023: Possibility, hosted by TED current affairs curator Whitney Pennington-Rodgers When and where: Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada Speakers: Jennifer D. Sciubba, Piyachart Phiromswad, []

TEDWomen Presents: Women leading on rights, with Jane Fonda, Vanessa Nakate and Mary Robinson

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The basic human right to live on a sustainable, equitable planet is being threatened by a global climate crisis. How do we stop the loss of ecosystems, displacement of communities and destruction of livelihoods? The third day of TEDWomen Presents — an online festival featuring interviews with leading women, interactive workshops, specially curated film screenings []

Brighter future(s): The talks from TED@BCG 2022

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Brighter future(s): The talks from TED@BCG 2022

Predicting the future can sometimes feel impossible, but there are clear paths we can follow to take action on the issues of the day. In a day of talks and performances, 16 leading minds gathered to present promising and hopeful solutions to problems related to health care, the economy, modern leadership and more. The event: []

Climate challenges and solutions: The talks from the TED Countdown London Session 2022

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Climate challenges and solutions: The talks from the TED Countdown London Session 2022

Countdown, TED’s climate action initiative founded in partnership with Leaders’ Quest, launched three years ago with a focus on accelerating solutions to climate change. The goal: to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 in the race to a zero-carbon world — a world that’s safer, cleaner and fairer []

Thrive: TED Talks from Indigenous leaders, in partnership with Nia Tero

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The first-ever TED Salon co-created in partnership with Nia Tero featured five extraordinary Indigenous leaders, collectively representing thousands of communities worldwide. Speaking on issues connected to Indigenous environmental guardianship, the speakers laid out a compelling vision for how to better steward the Earth. The event: TED Talks from five Indigenous leaders, hosted by Nia Tero’s managing []

Future-facing ideas from emerging leaders: TED Talks from the Bezos Scholars

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Future-facing ideas from emerging leaders: TED Talks from the Bezos Scholars

The first-ever TED Salon co-created in partnership with the Bezos Family Foundation featured incredible ideas from the Bezos Scholars — extraordinary young people thinking about the future of education, human rights, financial systems and more — as well as some special TED Fellows guests. The result of a years-long collaboration between the Bezos Scholars and []