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TED and Future Stewards announce Countdown, a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis

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TED and Future Stewards announce Countdown, a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis

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Prince William, Yemi Alade, Monica Araya, Xiye Bastida, Jesper Brodin, Don Cheadle, Dave Clark, Christiana Figueres, Al Gore, António Guterres, Chris Hemsworth, Kara Hurst, Lisa Jackson, Rose Mutiso, Johan Rockström, Prince Royce, Mark Ruffalo, Sigrid, Jaden Smith, Nigel Topping and Ursula von der Leyen join scientists, activists, artists, schools and leaders from business and government []

Apply to be a TED Fellow!

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Apply to be a TED Fellow!

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In the midst of this global pandemic, the TED Fellows program is more committed than ever to finding and amplifying individuals making a vital impact in their communities and doing the work of future-making. Read on to learn how to apply, and how the TED Fellows program is meeting this moment. Since launching the TED []

TED and Qatar Foundation unveil TEDinArabic: A new initiative to identify and amplify ideas in the Arabic language

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TED and Qatar Foundation unveil TEDinArabic: A new initiative to identify and amplify ideas in the Arabic language

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TED and Qatar Foundation have launched TEDinArabic. The joint two-year initiative, featuring an ideas search, live event and custom digital destination, will provide a global platform for thinkers, researchers, artists and change-makers across the Arabic-speaking world to share their ideas with a global audience. As part of its mission of “ideas worth spreading,” TED is []

TED2020 seeks the uncharted

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TED2020 seeks the uncharted

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The world has shifted, and so has TED. We need brilliant ideas and thinkers more than ever. While we can’t convene in person, we will convene. Rather than a one-week conference, TED2020 will be an eight-week virtual experience — all held in the company of the TED community. Each week will offer signature TED programming []

The Audacious Project announces new efforts in response to COVID-19

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The Audacious Project announces new efforts in response to COVID-19

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In response to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, The Audacious Project, a collaborative funding initiative housed at TED, will direct support towards solutions tailored to rapid response and long-term recovery. Audacious has catalyzed more than $30 million towards the first three organizations in its COVID-19 rapid response cohort: Partners In Health will rapidly increase the []

“TEDx SHORTS”, a TED original podcast hosted by actress Atossa Leoni, premieres May 18

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“TEDx SHORTS”, a TED original podcast hosted by actress Atossa Leoni, premieres May 18

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Launching on Monday, May 18, TED’s new podcast TEDx SHORTS gives listeners a quick and meaningful taste of curiosity, skepticism, inspiration and action drawn from TEDx Talks. In less than 10 minutes, host Atossa Leoni guides listeners through fresh perspectives, inspiring stories and surprising information from some of the most compelling TEDx Talks.  TEDx events []

TED Talks Daily welcomes inaugural host, Elise Hu

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TED Talks Daily welcomes inaugural host, Elise Hu

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TED Talks Daily, TED’s most-downloaded podcast, welcomes its inaugural host: Elise Hu. After nearly a decade at NPR, Elise’s first episode of TED Talks Daily will be released on April 6. While at NPR, Elise was a regular contributor to All Things Considered and Morning Edition. She filed stories from more than a dozen countries []

How TED-Ed is helping families, students and teachers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic

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How TED-Ed is helping families, students and teachers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s unprecedented impact on education systems worldwide, TED’s award-winning youth and education initiative TED-Ed is focused on providing free, high-quality educational resources to millions of families around the globe. TED-Ed’s existing library of free, video-based lessons has been built by a network of 500,000 educators, spans all ages and subjects and []

Join us for TED Connects: live, daily conversations from TED

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Join us for TED Connects: live, daily conversations from TED

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On Monday, March 23, TED kicks off a free, live and daily conversation series, TED Connects: Community and Hope. As COVID-19 continues to sweep the globe, it’s hard to know where to turn or what to think. Hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers, this new program will []

What to watch from TED on the coronavirus outbreak

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What to watch from TED on the coronavirus outbreak

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As people across the world face the coronavirus outbreak, TED is committed to being a resource for information, inspiration and hope. We’ve curated talks, interviews, TED-Ed lessons and more to help provide some perspective during the pandemic. Here’s where to start: On Monday, March 23, TED kicked off a free, live and daily conversation series, []

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TED2020 postponed

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Update 5/18/20: TED2020 will not be held in Vancouver, BC. Starting May 18, 2020, the conference is being convened as an eight-week virtual experience. Based on a community-wide decision, TED2020 will move from April 20-24 to July 26-30 — and will still be held in Vancouver, BC. With the COVID-19 virus spreading across the planet, []

Meet the 2020 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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Meet the 2020 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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The TED Fellows program is excited to announce the new group of TED2020 Fellows and Senior Fellows! This year’s class represents 13 countries across four continents, and they’re making strides in an impressive range of fields — from astrobiology and ethnomusicology to maternal healthcare and beyond. This group is taking a hard look at the []