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How to build the future: Talks from TED#Brightline

How to build the future: Talks from TED#Brightline

Let’s face it: it’s hard to get stuff done. How can we, together, realize our most ambitious dreams? To celebrate the efforts of smart people who are changing the world while doing business as usual, TED has partnered with the Brightline Initiative, a non-commercial coalition of leading organizations dedicated to helping leaders turn ideas into []

What if? … and other questions that lead to big ideas: The talks of TED@UPS

What if? … and other questions that lead to big ideas: The talks of TED@UPS

What if one person could change the world? What if we could harness our collective talent, insight and wisdom? And what if, together, we could spark a movement with positive impact far into the future? For a third year, UPS has partnered with TED to bring experts in business, logistics, design and technology to the stage []

Two surprising strategies for effective innovation

Two surprising strategies for effective innovation

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Picture this: Three kids are given a LEGO set with the pieces to build a fire department. All of them want to build as many new toys as possible. The first kid goes straight for the easy wins. He puts a tiny red hat on a tiny minifig: presto, a firefighter! In this way, he []

The VOID returns to TED, Ghostbusters style

The VOID returns to TED, Ghostbusters style

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Two years ago, a prototype VR experience re-imagined the way we interact with virtual reality by interweaving the digital and physical space — and one year ago, it held its lines-out-the-door premiere at TED2016. Today, THE VOID has locations in Times Square, New York; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Salt Lake City, Utah (where it was conceived) — and plans to expand. []

A world of inspiring destinations: The Post Up at TED2017

A world of inspiring destinations: The Post Up at TED2017

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The medieval Moroccan scholar and traveler Ibn Battuta once wrote: “Traveling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” If that’s the case, TED2017 is a conference full of storytellers, as showcased in The Post Up project by TED partner Marriott Hotels. “Sikkim, in the Himalayas. I know that electricity is not needed to []

Ingenuity starts with a spark: The talks of TED@IBM

Ingenuity starts with a spark: The talks of TED@IBM

From artists to scientists, mothers, mathematicians and business visionaries, people in every corner of the world are dreaming up solutions to our most pressing problems. Whether tackling war and peace or the principles of machine learning, ingenuity starts with one thing: a spark. And regardless of where the spark takes hold, inspiration demands action to []

What if the coolest thing about a 21st-century school wasn’t technology?

What if the coolest thing about a 21st-century school wasn’t technology?

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Sometimes technology isn’t the answer to every problem. Even at the TED conference. At TED2016, TED partnered with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to run a blue-sky workshop session on creating a new healthy school from scratch, imagining new solutions to problems that plague educators, students, schools, and the communities that surround them.

Video: Three views of tech innovation in Africa

Video: Three views of tech innovation in Africa

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These three fascinating videos made by TED and IBM show how technology is helping solve problems in three case studies across Africa, filmed on location in Nairobi, Kenya; Cape Town, South Africa; and Lagos, Nigeria. They showcase three innovative projects that use technology for everyday problem-solving in local conditions.

3 speakers at TED2016 honored for driving social change

3 speakers at TED2016 honored for driving social change

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It’s one thing to dream of what’s possible. But to dedicate your skills, time and talent toward making it a reality? That could make you one of Toyota’s “Dreamers.” At TED2016, Toyota chose three speakers who, through their expertise and innovative problem-solving, are creating positive social change. Each dreamer gets a $10,000 grant, and is []