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Ideas from the intersections: A night of talks from TED and Brightline

Ideas from the intersections: A night of talks from TED and Brightline

At the intersections where we meet and collaborate, we can pool our collective wisdom to seek solutions to the world’s greatest problems. But true change begs for more than incremental steps and passive reactions — we need to galvanize transformation to create our collective future. To celebrate the effort of bold thinkers building a better []

TED en Español: TED’s first-ever Spanish-language speaker event in NYC

TED en Español: TED’s first-ever Spanish-language speaker event in NYC

Thursday marked the first-ever TED en Español speaker event hosted by TED in its New York City office. The all-Spanish daytime event featured eight speakers, a musical performance, five short films and fifteen one-minute talks given by members of the audience. The New York event is just the latest addition to TED’s sweeping new Spanish-language []

Speed of change: The talks of TEDNYC x BMW i

Speed of change: The talks of TEDNYC x BMW i

The speed of change is a constant in our lives. Sometimes it’s worth slowing things down, to look at what might be changing without us even considering it. To celebrate the efforts of innovators, change-makers and dreamers who are reimagining the future, TED has partnered with BMW i. In a special session of talks hosted by TED []

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 []

7 talks with big ideas for hiring

7 talks with big ideas for hiring

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Some employees can work 9am to 5pm, five days a week. Others are available on evenings and weekends. But in today’s talk, filmed at the TEDSalon in London, entrepreneur Wingham Rowan describes another type of worker — one who has a highly unpredictable schedule. “Think of someone who has a recurring but unpredictable medical condition, []

5 talks about mosquitos—and how to stop their buzzing

5 talks about mosquitos—and how to stop their buzzing

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The world’s most dangerous animal isn’t the lion, tiger or bear. It’s actually the mosquito. “Mosquitos have killed more humans than any other creature in human history,” says Haydn Parry in today’s talk. “The mosquito has killed more humans than wars and plague.” Every year, about a million and a half people succumb to malaria []

7 talks about incredible walks

7 talks about incredible walks

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Ben Saunders spent 10 weeks walking from the north coast of Russia to the North Pole, and around to the north coast of Canada. For a full 72 days in 2004, Saunders was the only human being within a span of 5.4 million square miles, surviving an average temperature of -35C in conditions described by []

Exploring Possibilities at the TEDSalon in London

Exploring Possibilities at the TEDSalon in London

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Polar explorer Ben Saunders took the stage at the TEDSalon in London on November 7 to ask the question: “If everything is being done somewhere by someone and we can participate virtually, then why bother leaving the house?” A journalist had posed this question to him weeks earlier. He addressed it onstage through both his []

Are orphanages a necessary evil, or is there a better way?

Are orphanages a necessary evil, or is there a better way?

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More than 8 million children live in orphanages worldwide. But as Georgette Mulheir shares in today’s brave talk, given at TEDSalon London Spring 2012, an estimated 90% of them are not true orphans. These children are sent to orphanages because a single parent is not adequately able to care for them, because of rampant poverty []

Sketches of a TED event, by a storyboard artist

Sketches of a TED event, by a storyboard artist

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Nesta Morgan is a storyboard artist. And while in the audience at a TED Salon in London in May, she found herself so inspired by several speakers that she took to sketching them — and their ideas —  as they spoke. Above, see Nesta’s sketch of today’s TEDTalk, “Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our []