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Reid Catlett

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Cities: Notes from Session 9 of TED2022

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Cities: Notes from Session 9 of TED2022

The future of cities is inextricably tied to the future of humanity. They’re sites of innovation, culture, community building — and, at the same time, home to some of the world’s most intractable problems, like homelessness and pollution. In Session 9 of TED2022, six speakers explored an intentionally provocative whiplash of ideas tied to city []

Regeneration: Notes from Session 8 of TED2022

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Regeneration: Notes from Session 8 of TED2022

Session 8 of TED2022 focused on tackling climate change — in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adapting to the evolving conditions on Earth and regenerating what we’ve already lost. The session was also linked to TED’s climate project, Countdown, launched in 2020 with the goal of championing and accelerating solutions to the climate crisis. []

Vision: Notes from Session 5 of TED2022

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Vision: Notes from Session 5 of TED2022

In a classically wide-ranging Session 5 of TED2022, six speakers shared their vision for the future — from building the world’s most powerful telescope to the next generation of the creator economy to finding ways to bridge divides and create peace through unlikely collaborations. The event: Talks from TED2022, Session 5: Vision, hosted by TED’s []

Intelligence: Notes from Session 3 of TED2022

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Intelligence: Notes from Session 3 of TED2022

The quest to better understand human intelligence — and to build more advanced artificial intelligence — is complex, knotty and exhilarating. In a wonderfully eclectic session, seven speakers explored the concept of intelligence as it applies to everything from a brain-computer interface to dragonflies, AI-powered art and meditation. The event: Talks from TED2022, Session 3: []

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A New Era: Notes from Session 2 of TED Fellows Talks at TED2022

Session 2 of TED Fellows talks brought us yet another incredible group of individuals doing wildly different things in wildly different places. Eleven speakers and one performer took us across the globe to share their bold plans for social impact, technological innovation, cultural shifts and more. The event: Talks from Session 2 of TED Fellows []

A New Era: Notes from Session 1 of TED Fellows Talks at TED2022

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A New Era: Notes from Session 1 of TED Fellows Talks at TED2022

The TED Fellows program is built around a deep belief in and commitment to socially engaged innovation and human ingenuity. The mission: to shift the balance of power by supporting whole individuals, both personally and professionally. At Session 1 of TED Fellows talks at TED2022, 11 speakers and two performers shared world-changing ideas and innovations []

A reintroduction to representation

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A reintroduction to representation

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This is part of an ongoing spotlight created by Black@TED, TED’s employee resource group for staff who identify as Black. This is a reintroduction for anyone, anywhere. There’s a bad habit in desperate need of breaking. A narrow understanding of representation, watered down to mean simply a face or a voice (without weight, like a []

What Now … for ingenuity and invention? Notes from Session 5 of TEDWomen 2021

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What Now … for ingenuity and invention? Notes from Session 5 of TEDWomen 2021

In Session 5, we turn to collective moments of joy. Seven speakers and a performer dove headfirst into creativity, helping us see the silver lining, embrace artistry and boldly chart out the world we want to live in. The event: TEDWomen 2021: Session 5, hosted by TEDWomen curators Helen Walters and Whitney Pennington Rodgers, in []

What Now … for women and the world? Notes from Session 1 of TEDWomen 2021

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What Now … for women and the world? Notes from Session 1 of TEDWomen 2021

It’s time for TEDWomen 2021! We couldn’t be more excited to be back in person and feeling the trademark TEDWomen magic together again. This year, the theme is “What Now?” and we’ll be exploring what comes now after nearly everything about how we live and work has been altered by the realities of a global []

One planet: Notes from Session 7 of Countdown Summit

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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 []