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Maria Ladias

Brooklyn , New York, United States
TED Conferences
Senior Manager, Publishing & Programming

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Maria Ladias is senior manager of publishing and programming at TED Conferences, where she writes, edits and publishes engaging and inspiring content for TED's global audience. She also programs select topic-specific TED Collections podcasts, curating and publishing episodes that showcase TED's diverse and innovative speakers and ideas. Maria has been working at TED for over seven years. Maria is passionate about creating and delivering high-quality digital content that educates, entertains, and empowers people. She has a background in fine arts and is highly experienced in copywriting. She is also fluent in Greek and enjoys reading, writing, drawing and spending time with her dachshund.

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Explorers: Notes on Session 8 of TED2024

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Explorers: Notes on Session 8 of TED2024

From redefining the boundaries of artificial intelligence to unraveling the mysteries of the human genome, Session 8 of TED2024 inspired us to reimagine our relationship with technology and its impact on society. This session’s explorers offered profound insights into the intersection of technology and human experience — and envisioned a future where innovation fosters greater []

Trailblazers: Notes on Session 7 of TED2024

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Trailblazers: Notes on Session 7 of TED2024

We’re about halfway through TED2024, and Session 7 was a whopper — covering everything from preventative medicine for one of the world’s rare diseases to quantum computing, the future of audio computing and a sprinkle of musical improvisational comedy. The event: Talks from Session 7 of TED2024: The Brave and the Brilliant, hosted by TED’s []

Mind Expanders: Notes on Session 2 of TED2024

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Mind Expanders: Notes on Session 2 of TED2024

AI is reshaping how we interact with the world around us and within us, expanding creative possibilities and bringing us closer together by dissolving barriers of all kinds. But anyone who’s paying attention can spot its obvious flaws and potential pitfalls. From trailblazing platforms making software accessible to micro-robotics revolutionizing health care (including a mind-blowing []

Imagining our common future: The talks of TED Democracy

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Imagining our common future: The talks of TED Democracy

The question of our democratic future is more urgent, complex and exciting than ever. As the world stands at a crossroads, more than 140 world leaders and experts convened in New York City for the launch of the TED Democracy initiative, a project that aims to shift the narrative on democracy, accelerate solutions to support []

The Way We Work: Practical wisdom for your career

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The Way We Work: Practical wisdom for your career

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How can you best communicate your work experience, succeed at your current job and secure the future of your career? The Way We Work, a TED original video series, helps business leaders and innovative thinkers answer those questions and more. Whether you’re starting a new job, freelancing or want to future-proof your career, season six []

Moving on up: Talks from day 3 of TEDWomen 2023

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Moving on up: Talks from day 3 of TEDWomen 2023

For the final day of TEDWomen 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia, a multidisciplinary group of experts took on the challenges and opportunities of navigating change — from reimagining migration for political power and addressing the real threats of AI to championing inclusivity, celebrating nature’s wildness and pondering life’s myriad complexities through art. The event: Sessions 4 []

Life, love and finding a path: Talks from day 2 of TEDWomen 2023

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Life, love and finding a path: Talks from day 2 of TEDWomen 2023

Day 2 of TEDWomen 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia featured an interdisciplinary array of ideas from speakers who are disrupting poverty, creating bold art, restoring Indigenous rights, exploring bioluminescence in nature and much more. The event: Sessions 2 and 3 of TEDWomen 2023, hosted by TEDWomen editorial director Pat Mitchell and activist, filmmaker and entrepreneur Maya []

A world view: Talks from day 1 of TEDWomen 2023

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A world view: Talks from day 1 of TEDWomen 2023

TEDWomen 2023 kicked off in its new home of Atlanta, Georgia with a moving and wide-ranging session of talks and performances about the future of global democracy, the pursuit of freedom in Russia and Ukraine, the path to recovery for survivors and more. The event: Session 1 of TEDWomen 2023, hosted by TEDWomen editorial director []

Momentum: Notes from Session 7 of TED Countdown Summit 2023

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Momentum: Notes from Session 7 of TED Countdown Summit 2023

TED Countdown Summit 2023 concluded with a wide-ranging session featuring eight inspiring takes from around the world on how to ensure a fast, fair transition to a clean energy future. The event: Talks from Session 6 of TED Countdown Summit 2023, hosted by TED’s David Biello and Lindsay Levin with journalist Orlando P. Bailey. When []

Community: Notes from Session 6 of TED Countdown Summit 2023

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Community: Notes from Session 6 of TED Countdown Summit 2023

From innovative technologies upgrading our buildings to age-old Aboriginal wisdom on fire management and more, the five speakers of Session 6 of TED Countdown Summit 2023 offered transformative insights on how we can redefine our relationships to both our stuff and the world, with a focus on sustainability and resilience. The event: Talks from Session []