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A TED Flight at 30,000 feet, hosted by Delta

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A TED Flight at 30,000 feet, hosted by Delta

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David Kwong’s TED Talk has been watched at 30,000 feet, accessible through the seat-back TV sets on Delta flights along with a selection of other talks. But on Sunday afternoon, Kwong’s TED talk took to the skies in a very real way. Delta invited the magician aboard the first-ever TED Flight, to entertain 98 lucky TEDsters []

A $20,000 contest for smart ideas: 3 videos to inspire your submission

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Jessica O. Matthews makes toys, like a soccer ball and jump rope, that generate electricity. Jane Chen invented a portable, low-cost incubator that keeps premature babies warm and saves lives. Erin Bagwell directed a documentary called Dream, Girl that celebrates the drive of female entrepreneurs. When TED asked filmmaker Gilly Barnes to craft video portraits []

Advice for young writers and designers from Chip Kidd

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Advice for young writers and designers from Chip Kidd

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Tucked into the northeast corner of the Vancouver Convention Centre, a podium was set up for the duration of TED2015. A small camera captured what happened behind it, with a panorama of Vancouver’s mountains and harbor in the distance, complete with sea planes skimming across the water. From this vantage point, classrooms around the world Skyped in []

Sketched takeaways from TED2015

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Sketched takeaways from TED2015

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When it comes to note-taking, it’s easy to try to get it all instead of just the important takeaways. Sketchnoting, a process that favors the use of image, forces you to look for the big picture. At this year’s TED, sketchnoters crossed the digital line in a big way. Over at Moleskine’s exhibit, Brad Ovenell-Carter []

At TED, it’s encouraged to draw on the walls

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At TED, it’s encouraged to draw on the walls

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After a full day of talks, after TEDsters have headed out to after-hour dinners and events, the Vancouver Convention Center is far from empty. In addition to the tech workers and hospitality team who labor through the night to ready the TED stage for a new day of sessions, a single figure is busily at []

Death, disaster and drugs: A recap of TED University 2015

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Death, disaster and drugs: A recap of TED University 2015

Audience members give talks during a session of TED University. From Ebola to better businesses, from diabetes to disasters, the talks took on big topics: A type-A response to Type 2 diabetes. Kicking off the session, Laurie Coots shares her personal story of how she beat Type 2 diabetes and regained control over her health. []

What is coffee flour?

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What is coffee flour?

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There are a lot of great jobs at TED, but Colette Lynch and her Vancouver-based team might just have the best. They lead “food and beverage curation” for our conferences and, like our program curators, spend all year researching and prepping: sifting through food blogs, visiting farmers markets, meeting with culinary visionaries and, of course, []