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Announcing the finalists in TED’s Full Spectrum auditions


Last month we announced our first-ever TED auditions, to explore the theme of TED2012: Full Spectrum. The challenge to the TED community: Make a one-minute video that describes your idea worth sharing — and how you’d share it with the world. We received hundreds of submissions from around the world in our short timeframe, and []

Questions about the TED Talk auditions? Read our FAQ


[ted id=1100] Last week we announced our first-ever video audition for TED. Make a one-minute application video to get started — video deadline is April 25, 2011, at 11:59pm Eastern. Finalists will be invited to our May 24 audition in New York City. (Get more details, and learn how to enter.) As the entries start []

A chance to audition your own TED Talk!


NEW: Video auditions are closed; thank you for entering! This year we’re holding the first-ever audition for TED Talks. It will take place in New York in front of a live audience made up of TED staff and members of the TED community. The audition will be recorded, and the best talks could either be []

Lo-fi photography at TED2011


Usually when I’m photographing at TED, I’m using heavy digital SLRs with lots of lenses. This year, however, I’m also making a few fun photos with the most modest of cameras, my iPhone using the Instagram app. Here are a few of my favorites so far as the team gets the venue ready for TED. []

Registration is open for TED2012


We’re thrilled to announce opening of registration for TED2012: Full Spectrum. Under this theme, we are assembling our most diverse group of speakers ever, with just this in common: they have something remarkable to share, and they are able to share it in a remarkable way. We’re inviting them to develop “full spectrum” presentations: blizzards []