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How are TED Fellows changing the world?

How are TED Fellows changing the world?

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The TED Fellows program grows in size and impact each year, welcoming 20 new champions of change into its global community after applications open. Now in its 13th year, with more than 530 Fellows from over 100 countries worldwide, Fellows are innovating within every field imaginable — climate change, biology, technology, education, human rights, the []

Apply to be a TED Fellow!

Apply to be a TED Fellow!

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People tend to have a passive relationship with the future. Some can’t wait for it to arrive, expecting the best. Others wish it would never come, fearing the worst. Either way, most of us accept that the future is out of our hands. But not all of us. There are an idealistic few who understand []

A New Era: Notes from Session 2 of TED Fellows Talks at TED2022

Session 2 of TED Fellows talks brought us yet another incredible group of individuals doing wildly different things in wildly different places. Eleven speakers and one performer took us across the globe to share their bold plans for social impact, technological innovation, cultural shifts and more. The event: Talks from Session 2 of TED Fellows []

A New Era: Notes from Session 1 of TED Fellows Talks at TED2022

A New Era: Notes from Session 1 of TED Fellows Talks at TED2022

The TED Fellows program is built around a deep belief in and commitment to socially engaged innovation and human ingenuity. The mission: to shift the balance of power by supporting whole individuals, both personally and professionally. At Session 1 of TED Fellows talks at TED2022, 11 speakers and two performers shared world-changing ideas and innovations []

Meet the 2022 class of TED Fellows

Meet the 2022 class of TED Fellows

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The TED Fellows program is thrilled to announce the 2022 cohort of TED Fellows, whose work spans five continents and represents 14 countries — including, for the first time, Angola, Ethiopia and South Sudan. This year’s TED Fellows include a technologist making education more accessible for multilingual families, an astrophysicist who discovered 60 new exoplanets []

How TED Fellows shape your future

How TED Fellows shape your future

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Have you ever wondered what, or who, shapes your future? What we’ve noticed over the past decade of selecting TED Fellows is that the people who are actually shaping the future are the people doing the work, often at the local level. They’re the ones working on the ground to better their communities — and []

Meet the 2021 class of TED Fellows

Meet the 2021 class of TED Fellows

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The TED Fellows program is thrilled to announce the 2021 cohort of TED Fellows, whose work spans five continents and represents 14 countries — including, for the first time, Peru. Each TED Fellow was selected for their remarkable achievements, the potential impact of their work and their commitment to community building. This year’s TED Fellows []

Apply to be a TED Fellow!

Apply to be a TED Fellow!

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In the midst of this global pandemic, the TED Fellows program is more committed than ever to finding and amplifying individuals making a vital impact in their communities and doing the work of future-making. Read on to learn how to apply, and how the TED Fellows program is meeting this moment. Since launching the TED []

Meet the 2020 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

Meet the 2020 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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The TED Fellows program is excited to announce the new group of TED2020 Fellows and Senior Fellows! This year’s class represents 13 countries across four continents, and they’re making strides in an impressive range of fields — from astrobiology and ethnomusicology to maternal healthcare and beyond. This group is taking a hard look at the []

What does it mean to become a TED Fellow?

What does it mean to become a TED Fellow?

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Every year, TED begins a new search looking for the brightest thinkers and innovators to be part of the TED Fellows program. With nearly 500 visionaries representing 300 different disciplines, these extraordinary individuals are making waves, disrupting the status quo and creating real impact. Through a rigorous application process, we narrow down our candidate pool []

10 years of TED Fellows: Notes from the Fellows Session of TEDSummit 2019

10 years of TED Fellows: Notes from the Fellows Session of TEDSummit 2019

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The event: TEDSummit 2019, Fellows Session, hosted by Shoham Arad and Lily Whitsitt When and where: Monday, July 22, 2019, 9am BST, at the Edinburgh Convention Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland Speakers: Carl Joshua Ncube, Suzanne Lee, Sonaar Luthra, Jon Lowenstein, Alicia Eggert, Lauren Sallan, Laura Boykin Opening: A quick, witty performance from Carl Joshua Ncube, []

Apply to be a TED2020 Fellow

Apply to be a TED2020 Fellow

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Since launching the TED Fellows program ten years ago, we’ve gotten to know and support some of the brightest, most ambitious thinkers, change-makers and culture-shakers from nearly every discipline and corner of the world. The numbers speak for themselves: 472 Fellows covering a vast array of disciplines, from astrophysics to the arts 96 countries represented []

Looking at stars: Notes from Session 2 of TED2019 Fellows talks

Looking at stars: Notes from Session 2 of TED2019 Fellows talks

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The event: An afternoon session of talks and performances from TED Fellows, hosted by TED Fellows director Shoham Arad and TED Senior Fellow Jedidah Isler. When and where: Monday, April 15, 2019, 2pm, at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC. The talks, in brief: Erika Hamden, an astrophysicist who builds telescopes at the University of Arizona. []

Meet the 2019 TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

Meet the 2019 TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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The TED Fellows program turns 10 in 2019 — and to mark this important milestone, we’re excited to kick off the year of celebration by announcing the impressive new group of TED2019 Fellows and Senior Fellows! This year’s TED Fellows class represents 12 countries across four continents; they’re leaders in their fields — ranging from astrodynamics []