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Become a TED member and help build a better future

Become a TED member and help build a better future

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An invitation to join a special new membership at TED. Learn more at ted.com/membership Dear TED Friend, First of all, thank you for watching TED Talks. We’d be nothing without our global community of lifelong learners. We have something new and truly special to offer you. A membership that can take your engagement with TED []

An update on the #MysteryExperiment

An update on the #MysteryExperiment

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As you may recall, we’ve been promoting a #MysteryExperiment at TED. Today we can share with you a few more details. It’s unusual and, potentially, really significant. With funding from an anonymous donor couple in the TED community and under advisement from leading university researchers, we are giving away $2 million in the form of []

A strange TED tease … Here comes the #MysteryExperiment

A strange TED tease … Here comes the #MysteryExperiment

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A mysterious experiment was launched today, supervised by a group of individuals at TED with input from social scientists. It invites members of the public from seven different countries, recruited on Twitter, to apply to take part in what is described as an “exciting, surprising, somewhat time-consuming, but possibly life-changing” experiment. However, the full purpose []

Raise your voice: Notes from Session 2 of TEDWomen 2020

Raise your voice: Notes from Session 2 of TEDWomen 2020

Diversity of ideas is more important now than ever. Session 2 of TEDWomen 2020 — hosted by poet Aja Monet, who gave a dazzling talk at TEDWomen 2018 — featured a dynamic range of talks and performances from some of the world’s most extraordinary risk-takers and innovators. Music: From the stoop of her brownstone, singer-songwriter Madison []

Join us for TEDWomen 2020: Fearless on November 12

Join us for TEDWomen 2020: Fearless on November 12

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TEDWomen 2020 is nearly here! The day-long conference will take place on November 12 via TED’s new virtual conference platform. TEDWomen attendees will experience TED’s signature talks as well as an array of live, interactive sessions, community “idea dates,” small-group speaker Q&As and more. The talks featured in the program have been developed in collaboration []

Action: Notes from Session 5 of the Countdown Global Launch

Action: Notes from Session 5 of the Countdown Global Launch

Countdown is a global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. Watch the talks, interviews and performances from the Countdown Global Launch at ted.com/countdown. It’s time to take action. This closing session of the Countdown Global Launch explored the road ahead: How to think urgently and long-term about climate change. How to take into []

The making of His Holiness Pope Francis’s second TED Talk

The making of His Holiness Pope Francis’s second TED Talk

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The speaker sits in front of a bookshelf, notes in hand, a deliberate tone to his voice. As we live through a pandemic and see an even bigger socio-environmental crisis quickly approaching, he says, we all face a choice: “The choice between what matters, and what doesn’t.” That’s how His Holiness Pope Francis frames his []

Breakthroughs: Notes from Session 4 of the Countdown Global Launch

Breakthroughs: Notes from Session 4 of the Countdown Global Launch

Countdown is a global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. Watch the talks, interviews and performances from the Countdown Global Launch at ted.com/countdown. The world around us is mainly made of two things: nature and the materials that we extract from it. To fight climate change, we need to protect and regenerate nature []

The making of Prince William’s TED Talk

The making of Prince William’s TED Talk

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In a park close to Windsor Castle, to the West of London, is an old oak with a large protruding root. It’s sitting on that root that Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, gives his first TED Talk as part of Countdown, TED’s climate initiative launched on October 10, 2020.  Prince William’s climate engagement is []

Transformation: Notes from Session 3 of the Countdown Global Launch

Transformation: Notes from Session 3 of the Countdown Global Launch

Countdown is a global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. Watch the talks, interviews and performances from the Countdown Global Launch at ted.com/countdown. Transforming big systems is a huge task. Energy, transportation, industry and infrastructure all pose their own challenges. And yet that transformation is already happening. The experts in Session 3 showed []