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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 []

The TED Theater at TED2022, in photos

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The TED Theater at TED2022, in photos

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A visual feast from the TED Theater in Vancouver, BC, Canada during TED2022: A New Era, April 10-14, 2022. Read our live coverage of the conference and watch TED Talks from TED2022. TED2022 Photo Team: Ella DeGea, Mike Femia, Callie Giovanna, Bret Hartman, Ryan Lash, Erin Lubin, Stacie McChesney, Jason Redmond, Gilberto Tadday, Jasmina Tomic []

Sustainable and personalized gifting at TED2022

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Sustainable and personalized gifting at TED2022

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At TED2022, the goal of the gift program is to prioritize sustainability and minimize waste. The chosen items aim to inspire creativity and better habits while also considering the packaging and materials used. Attendees can personalize their TED Gift by creating a wishlist with all the things they’re interested in – and deliberately select something []

The TED community stands with Ukraine

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The TED community stands with Ukraine

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TED is back in Vancouver for TED2022, our flagship conference and the first in the city since 2019. All eyes were on the war in Ukraine for the conference’s opening session on Sunday night. The conference launched with stirring talks from chess grandmaster and human rights advocate Garry Kasparov, who detailed Vladimir Putin’s rise to []

Introducing The Audacious Project’s new cohort

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Introducing The Audacious Project’s new cohort

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Communities around the globe are grappling with division and uncertainty. Lasting and transformative change on the world’s most pressing challenges will require us to work together and find common ground. At The Audacious Project, we aspire to be a lever for courageous collaboration, supporting those who are reimagining and rebuilding our systems to better meet []

Announcing the speaker lineup for TED2022: A New Era

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Announcing the speaker lineup for TED2022: A New Era

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TED has unveiled an ambitious, eclectic speaker lineup for our flagship annual conference, themed “A New Era.” Why a new era? Because, as our positioning statement puts it: “A lot has changed since we last gathered in Vancouver for TED three years ago. We return not for more of the same, wonderful though that was, []

Meet the 2022 class of TED Fellows

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Meet the 2022 class of TED Fellows

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The TED Fellows program is thrilled to announce the 2022 cohort of TED Fellows, whose work spans five continents and represents 14 countries — including, for the first time, Angola, Ethiopia and South Sudan. This year’s TED Fellows include a technologist making education more accessible for multilingual families, an astrophysicist who discovered 60 new exoplanets []

TEDinArabic holds inaugural regional event in Doha, Qatar, featuring pioneering TED Talks in Arabic

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TEDinArabic holds inaugural regional event in Doha, Qatar, featuring pioneering TED Talks in Arabic

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TEDinArabic is a joint initiative with TED and Qatar Foundation designed to provide a global platform for thinkers, researchers, artists and change-makers across the Arabic-speaking world. Launched in July 2020, TEDinArabic is TED’s first initiative to amplify ideas, inventions and stories from Arabic-speaking communities. It seeks to inspire solutions that extend across the Arab world []