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One planet: Notes from Session 7 of Countdown Summit

Countdown Summit

One planet: Notes from Session 7 of Countdown Summit

Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter After a week of hearing from the cutting-edge of climate action, we’ve filled our minds and hearts with ideas and solutions for a net-zero future. We gather for this final session of Countdown energized, curious and hopeful, knowing that we all share this []

Rethinking: Notes from Session 5 of Countdown Summit

Countdown Summit

Rethinking: Notes from Session 5 of Countdown Summit

Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter To take on the climate crisis, we’re in for some big rethinking — in how we live, work, eat and move forward with solutions that make livelihoods more equitable for everyone, no matter their location or background. The speakers of Countdown Summit Session []

Reducing: Notes from Session 4 of Countdown Summit

Countdown Summit

Reducing: Notes from Session 4 of Countdown Summit

Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter How will we get the 55 gigatons of global greenhouse emissions produced each year down to zero? By rapidly scaling up proven green technologies, finding innovative and brilliant ways to trap carbon and ending destructive practices. In Session 4 of Countdown Summit, 10 []

Transforming: Notes from Session 3 of Countdown Summit

Countdown Summit

Transforming: Notes from Session 3 of Countdown Summit

Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter When looking to make big change, you can’t be shy about it — and Countdown is as much about boldly transforming the systems already in place as it is about creating new ones. Working to reshape harder-to-abate industries like oil, gas, cement and aviation, []

A pathway opens: Notes from Session 1 of Countdown Summit

Countdown Summit

A pathway opens: Notes from Session 1 of Countdown Summit

Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter Countdown is the most ambitious initiative TED has endeavored upon. A meeting point and invitation to all, from any walk of life, to participate in the story of solving the climate crisis in urgent and crucial ways. A call-in to businesses, governments, society, []

Up, up and away: Notes from Session 8 of TEDMonterey

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Up, up and away: Notes from Session 8 of TEDMonterey

TEDMonterey’s final session brought with it a reflection of the magic and generosity of spirit that grew with each talk throughout the week. In a town hall-style discussion, gratitude flooded the stage as attendees took to the spotlight to share which ideas from the conference inspired them most and how they plan to bring a []

Urban possibility: Notes from Session 6 of TEDMonterey

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Urban possibility: Notes from Session 6 of TEDMonterey

With much of the world’s population living in large, congested cities, urban life can get messy. Session 6 brings together six speakers who are solving the inefficiencies of city dwelling and finding new, smarter ways to live together — from futuristic transportation to transformative early education and an ingenious plan to combat e-waste. The event: []

Tech comeback?! Notes from Session 5 of TEDMonterey

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Tech comeback?! Notes from Session 5 of TEDMonterey

Session 5 ushers in the astonishing, challenging and sometimes playful innovations that could mold the future. From genetic technology to NFTs, six speakers give insights on what’s to come, celebrate the fusion of tech and human creativity and make the case for rousing the techno-optimist in us all. The event: TEDMonterey: Session 5, hosted by []

Shaping the future: Notes from the TED Fellows Session of TEDMonterey

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Shaping the future: Notes from the TED Fellows Session of TEDMonterey

The TED Fellows are known to be a range of multifaceted souls, making possible the impossible. The eight speakers and one performance on stage at TEDMonterey exemplified this year’s (and every year’s) cohort of amazing people shaping the future and rising to the challenge of making the world better than it’s been left. The event: []

Well, well, well! Notes from Session 3 of TEDMonterey

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Well, well, well! Notes from Session 3 of TEDMonterey

The central topic of Session 3 is, surely, on many of our minds: health. From the technology powering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to new Alzheimer’s treatment possibilities, these amazing speakers give a glimpse at exciting new frontiers of medicine. Plus, an artist drawing live onstage! The event: TEDMonterey: Session 3, hosted by TED’s Chris Anderson []