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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 planet Earth? Notes from Session 4 of TEDWomen 2021

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What Now … for planet Earth? Notes from Session 4 of TEDWomen 2021

If we’re going to continue to live, breathe and thrive together on this planet, we’re going to have to answer a couple of very important questions: What now for the Earth? And how do we balance the urgency of the climate crisis while still dreaming of a bright future? With actions and answers, six incredible []

What Now … for health and happiness? Notes from Session 2 of TEDWomen 2021

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What Now … for health and happiness? Notes from Session 2 of TEDWomen 2021

For Session 2 of TEDWomen 2021, seven speakers shared ideas and insights on everything from mental health and family structures to how to uplift personal and collective dignity. The event: TEDWomen 2021: Session 2, hosted by TED’s head of curation Helen Walters in Palm Springs, California on December 2, 2021 Speakers: Charles C. Daniels, Jr., []

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 []

Rethinking: Notes from Session 5 of Countdown Summit

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Rethinking: Notes from Session 5 of Countdown Summit

Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter To take on the climate crisis, we’re in for some big rethinking — in how we live, work, eat and move forward with solutions that make livelihoods more equitable for everyone, no matter their location or background. The speakers of Countdown Summit Session []

Reducing: Notes from Session 4 of Countdown Summit

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Reducing: Notes from Session 4 of Countdown Summit

Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter How will we get the 55 gigatons of global greenhouse emissions produced each year down to zero? By rapidly scaling up proven green technologies, finding innovative and brilliant ways to trap carbon and ending destructive practices. In Session 4 of Countdown Summit, 10 []

Transforming: Notes from Session 3 of Countdown Summit

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Transforming: Notes from Session 3 of Countdown Summit

Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter When looking to make big change, you can’t be shy about it — and Countdown is as much about boldly transforming the systems already in place as it is about creating new ones. Working to reshape harder-to-abate industries like oil, gas, cement and aviation, []

A pathway opens: Notes from Session 1 of Countdown Summit

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A pathway opens: Notes from Session 1 of Countdown Summit

Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter Countdown is the most ambitious initiative TED has endeavored upon. A meeting point and invitation to all, from any walk of life, to participate in the story of solving the climate crisis in urgent and crucial ways. A call-in to businesses, governments, society, []

TED’s floating foam microphone, rebooted

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TED’s floating foam microphone, rebooted

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Dead set on a new headset The TED headset mic, with its variable skin-tone foam windscreen hovering over the speaker’s face like a foundation-caked blemish (or, as Bloomberg suggested in 2015, “a foam ball hanging like a distracting crumb at the corner of their mouths”), has been a little-commented-on part of TED’s branding for nearly []

Reinventing an iconic stage, from the ground up

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COVID and climate change have shaken the global promise of the 21st century to the core. But despite our need to face the threats that pandemic and disaster pose to human survival, humanity faces a unique opportunity to rebuild an interconnected world, and to reaffirm our core ideals: among them, the belief that in the []

Better. Smarter. Wiser. Notes from Session 7 of TEDMonterey

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Better. Smarter. Wiser. Notes from Session 7 of TEDMonterey

We’re all looking for ways to become better, smarter and wiser versions of ourselves. In a spectacularly eclectic Session 7, six speakers share their hard-won wisdom on educating, listening — and even twerking — their way towards a more inclusive world, where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. The event: TEDMonterey: Session 7, hosted by []