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Rethink: A night of talks in partnership with Brightline Initiative

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Rethink: A night of talks in partnership with Brightline Initiative

The event: TED Salon: “Rethink,” hosted by TED business curator Corey Hajim and TED tech curator Alex Moura When and where: Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the TED World Theater in New York City The partner: Brightline Initiative, with Brightline executive director Ricardo Vargas warming up the audience with opening remarks Music: Dark pop bangers []

Meyer Sound at TED, from the stage to the stars

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Meyer Sound at TED, from the stage to the stars

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Given John Meyer’s roots in the Bay Area’s 1960s radio and music scenes, and his innovations for just about every acoustic application — electronically dampening ambient noise in loud rooms, building 3D Cirque du Soleil soundscapes, and helping develop the Grateful Dead’s revolutionary “Wall of Sound” — it’s not surprising to spot his team behind []

Meaning: Notes from Session 12 of TED2019

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Meaning: Notes from Session 12 of TED2019

The final session of TED2019 was a spectacle. From powerful calls to civic engagement and ancestorship to stories of self and perseverance, the session wrapped an incredible week and soared through the end with an unforgettable, totally improvised wrap-up. The event: Talks and performances from TED2019, Session 12: Meaning, hosted by TED’s Chris Anderson, Helen []

Mystery: Notes from Session 8 of TED2019

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Mystery: Notes from Session 8 of TED2019

To kick off day 4 of TED2019, we give you (many more) reasons to get a good night’s sleep, plunge into the massive microbiome in the Earth’s crust — and much, more more. The event: Talks from TED2019, Session 8: Mystery, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and TED’s science curator David Biello When []

Possibility: Notes from Session 7 of TED2019

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Possibility: Notes from Session 7 of TED2019

To close out day 3 of TED2019, we imagine different versions of the future — from the magical possibilities of deep-sea exploration to the dark future of humanity if something goes horribly wrong. Gulp. The event: Talks and performances from TED2019, Session 7: Possibility, hosted by TED’s Helen Walters and Kelly Stoetzel When and where: []

Mindshift: Notes from Session 5 of TED2019

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Mindshift: Notes from Session 5 of TED2019

To kick off day 3 of TED2019, five speakers explored big shifts: challenging accepted wisdom on love, giving, leadership, truth — and illegal substances. The event: Talks from TED2019, Session 5: Mindshift, hosted by TED’s Chris Anderson and Corey Hajim When and where: Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 8:45am, at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, []

Intelligence: Notes from Session 3 of TED2019

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Intelligence: Notes from Session 3 of TED2019

Session 3 featured a dazzling celebration of intelligence — from the knowledge coded in our DNA (and a new way we could rewrite it) to one of the most astonishing tech demos ever seen at TED. Let’s jump right in. The event: Talks and performances from TED2019, Session 3: Intelligence, hosted by TED’s Chris Anderson. []

Truth: Notes from Session 1 of TED2019

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Truth: Notes from Session 1 of TED2019

The world feels fragile these days, a bit wobbly. How do we figure out a way forward? At TED2019, we’re taking a painfully honest look at what’s going on, laying out shared values, exploring a common purpose — and seeing how we can build something meaningful together: an idea, vision, ambition that’s bigger than us. []

Imagine If: A session of talks in partnership with the U.S. Air Force

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Imagine If: A session of talks in partnership with the U.S. Air Force

The event: TED Salon: Imagine If, curated by Bryn Freedman and Amanda Miller, TED Institute The partner: U.S. Air Force When and where: Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the TED World Theater in New York City Music: Rapper Alia Sharrief, performing her songs “My Girls Rock” and “Girl Like Me” The big idea: Imagination is []

Education Everywhere: A night of talks about the future of learning, in partnership with TED-Ed

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Education Everywhere: A night of talks about the future of learning, in partnership with TED-Ed

The event: TED Salon: Education Everywhere, curated by Cloe Shasha, TED’s director of speaker development; Stephanie Lo, director of programs for TED-Ed; and Logan Smalley, director of TED-Ed The partner: Bezos Family Foundation and ENDLESS When and where: Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the TED World Theater in New York City Music: Nora Brown fingerpicking the banjo The []

Up for Debate: Talks from TED and Doha Debates

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Up for Debate: Talks from TED and Doha Debates

The world is more interconnected than ever before — and the need to bridge political and ideological divides has never been more urgent. Now is the time to examine the rules of genuine human engagement, to find common ground for respectful, passionate discourse and to celebrate civility. That’s the idea behind TED Salon: Up for Debate, a []

Moving forward: Notes from Session 6 of TEDWomen 2018

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Moving forward: Notes from Session 6 of TEDWomen 2018

After three days of astonishing speakers and bold ideas, you may be asking yourself: Where do we go now? The answer: forward. The final session of TEDWomen 2018, hosted by TEDWomen curator Pat Mitchell, featured a dynamic lineup of forward thinkers: Ariana Curtis, Galit Ariel, Majd Mashharawi, Soraya Chemaly, Katharine Hayhoe, Cecile Richards, Kakenya Ntaiya, []

Showing off: Notes from Session 5 of TEDWomen 2018

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Showing off: Notes from Session 5 of TEDWomen 2018

The term “showing off” gets a bad rap. But for Session 5 of TEDWomen 2018, a lineup of speakers and performers reclaimed the phrase — showing off their talents, skills and whole extraordinary selves. Hosted by TED’s head of conferences, Kelly Stoetzel, and head of curation, Helen Walters, the talks ranged from architecture and the environment to education and grief, taking []

Gathering together: Notes from Session 4 of TEDWomen 2018

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Gathering together: Notes from Session 4 of TEDWomen 2018

In a searching session of talks hosted by curator and photographer Deborah Willis and her son, artist Hank Willis Thomas (who spoke together at TEDWomen 2017), 12 speakers explored conflict, love, the environment and activism, and more. The session featured duet talks from Paula Stone Williams and Jonathan Williams, Neha Madhira and Haley Stack, Aja Monet and phillip agnew, Beth []