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TED Idea Search: Africa 2022 winners selected

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TED Idea Search: Africa 2022 winners selected

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From April through June 2022, the TED Idea Search: Africa 2022 applications were open to anyone living in or descended from the African continent. Applicants were required to create a two-minute video as a part of their submission.  After sorting through hundreds of applications, the TED team selected ten finalists to participate in two virtual []

“ReThinking with Adam Grant”: New podcast challenges listeners to let go of old ideas and gain new perspective

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“ReThinking with Adam Grant”: New podcast challenges listeners to let go of old ideas and gain new perspective

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In response to the overwhelming popularity of Adam Grant’s interviews on the WorkLife podcast, TED Audio Collective has launched a new podcast, ReThinking with Adam Grant, to explore the science of what makes us tick. TED speaker and organizational psychologist Adam Grant will interview today’s most fascinating creators, achievers and leaders to figure out how []

Why TED Countdown is staging climate “Dilemma” discussions

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Why TED Countdown is staging climate “Dilemma” discussions

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In June 2022, TED’s climate initiative, Countdown, convened in New York for its first Dilemma Series event, titled “Is there a role for carbon credits in accelerating a fair, net-zero world?” Carbon credits are a very controversial topic, one that elicits decidedly contrasting reactions. One hundred people gathered over 36 hours of deep conversations and []

An update on allegations about a TED speaker

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An update on allegations about a TED speaker

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Update, August 2022: Adam Foss was charged by the Manhattan district attorney with first-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse. In response, TED has suspended the publication of his talks. Foss pleaded not guilty to the charges. [Details at The New York Times] Update, April 2021: Suffolk County update Original post, November 2020: It has come to TED’s []

Apply to the TED Idea Search: Southeast Asia 2022

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Apply to the TED Idea Search: Southeast Asia 2022

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TED is hosting another idea search with a mission to hear big, bold ideas — this time specifically from Southeast Asia. Applications are open to anyone living in Southeast Asia or of Southeast Asian descent. TED Idea Search: Southeast Asia is now open Applicants are required to create a 2-minute video as a part of []

How are TED Fellows changing the world?

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How are TED Fellows changing the world?

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The TED Fellows program grows in size and impact each year, welcoming 20 new champions of change into its global community after applications open. Now in its 13th year, with more than 530 Fellows from over 100 countries worldwide, Fellows are innovating within every field imaginable — climate change, biology, technology, education, human rights, the []

Apply to be a TED Fellow!

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Apply to be a TED Fellow!

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People tend to have a passive relationship with the future. Some can’t wait for it to arrive, expecting the best. Others wish it would never come, fearing the worst. Either way, most of us accept that the future is out of our hands. But not all of us. There are an idealistic few who understand []

My idea for a new era: The town hall from TED2022

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My idea for a new era: The town hall from TED2022

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There’s a special tradition on the final day of the annual TED conference: the town hall, an opening of the main stage to TED attendees to reflect on the week’s ideas and experiences, offer timely rebuttals and share their own wisdom. Due to time constraints at TED2022: A New Era, the town hall did not []

Watch new TED Talks from the Audacious Project

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Watch new TED Talks from the Audacious Project

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The Audacious Project is TED’s collaborative funding initiative to put ideas for social change into action. Today, we launched eight new talks from this year’s cohort, featuring some of the world’s boldest changemakers and their ideas to solve humanity’s most pressing challenges. Collectively this group has secured more than $900 million in funding from the []