In Case You Missed It: Bold visions for humanity at day 4 of TED2018

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In Case You Missed It: Bold visions for humanity at day 4 of TED2018

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Three sessions of memorable TED Talks covering life, death and the future of humanity made the penultimate day of TED2018 a remarkable space for tech breakthroughs and dispatches from the edges of culture. Here are some of the themes we heard echoing through the opening day, as well as some highlights from around the conference []

Calling all social entrepreneurs + nonprofit leaders: Apply for The Audacious Project

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Calling all social entrepreneurs + nonprofit leaders: Apply for The Audacious Project

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Creating wide-scale change isn’t easy. It takes incredible passion around an issue, and smart ideas on how to move the needle and, hopefully, improve people’s lives. It requires bottomless energy, a dedicated team, an extraordinary amount of hope. And, of course, it demands real resources. TED would like to help, on the last part at []

A behind-the-scenes view of TED2018, to inspire you to apply for The Audacious Project

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A behind-the-scenes view of TED2018, to inspire you to apply for The Audacious Project

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What’s it like to stand in the wings, preparing to give your TED Talk and share a big idea to create ripples of change? This video, captured at TED2018, gives a taste of that. It follows the first speakers of The Audacious Project, TED’s new initiative to fund big ideas for global change. These speakers []

A new initiative for launching big, audacious ideas

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A new initiative for launching big, audacious ideas

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Social entrepreneurs often walk a tough road. Their ideas seek to improve life for communities that can’t afford to pay a lot, if anything, and without the support of funding options like venture capital, bank loans and stock markets, their best option to fund their ideas is generally the philanthropic sector. This requires an endless []

In Case You Missed It: The dawn of “The Age of Amazement” at TED2018

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In Case You Missed It: The dawn of “The Age of Amazement” at TED2018

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More than 100 speakers — activists, scientists, adventurers, change-makers and more — took the stage to give the talk of their lives this week in Vancouver at TED2018. One blog post could never hope to hold all of the extraordinary wisdom they shared. Here’s a (shamelessly inexhaustive) list of the themes and highlights we heard []

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Statement on incident at TEDxBrussels

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March 5, 2018 — Today at TEDxBrussels, an independently organized TEDx event, speaker and performance artist Deborah De Robertis was forcibly removed from the stage by one of the event’s organizers, who objected to the talk’s content. We have reviewed the situation and spoken with the organizer. While we know there are moments when it is []

Meet the Spring 2018 class of TED Residents!

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Meet the Spring 2018 class of TED Residents!

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On March 12, TED welcomed its latest class to the TED Residency program, an in-house incubator for breakthrough ideas. These 19 Residents will spend 14 weeks in TED’s New York headquarters working and thinking together; the class includes exceptional people from all over the map, including Brazil, the Netherlands and Korea. The new Residents include: []

What matters: Notes from Session 11 of TED2018

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What matters: Notes from Session 11 of TED2018

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What a week. We’ve heard so much, from dystopian warnings to bold visions for change. Our brains are full. Almost. In this session we pull back to the human stories that underpin everything we are, everything we want. From new ways to set goals and move business forward, to unabashed visions for joy and community, []

8 ways TEDxers gave back on TEDxGlobalDay

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8 ways TEDxers gave back on TEDxGlobalDay

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The spirit of the TEDx community shone brightly during the first TEDxGlobalDay in September. In this dynamic one-day initiative, more than 5,000 TEDxers from 230 cities in 76 countries set out to prove that local action can spark global conversations. The day was broken up into three parts, organized by local hosts who managed teams []

Resources for suicide prevention, post-attempt survivors and their families

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Resources for suicide prevention, post-attempt survivors and their families

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Inspired by JD Schramm’s powerful TEDTalk on surviving a suicide attempt, this list of resources has been updated to help you widen your understanding of mental health, depression, suicide and suicide prevention. Whether you’re an attempt survivor, a concerned family member or friend, or struggling with suicidal thoughts yourself, this list offers helpful resources and hotlines []

The world takes us exactly where we should be: 4 questions with Meagan Fallone

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The world takes us exactly where we should be: 4 questions with Meagan Fallone

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Cartier believes in the power of bold ideas to empower local initiatives to have global impact. To celebrate Cartier’s dedication to launching the ideas of female entrepreneurs into concrete change, TED has curated a special session of talks around the theme “Bold Alchemy” for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, featuring a selection of favorite TED speakers. []

How to rebuild trust … Frances Frei speaks at TED2018

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“It’s my belief that trust is the foundation for everything we do,” says Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei, “and that if we can learn to trust on another more, we can have unprecedented human progress.” What to do, then, when trust is broken? In companies, there are many reasons that a rupture can happen. []

Ebola and the future of vaccines: In conversation with Seth Berkley

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Ebola and the future of vaccines: In conversation with Seth Berkley

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Dr. Seth Berkley is an epidemiologist and the CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, a global health organization dedicated to improving access to vaccines in developing countries. When he last spoke at TED, in 2015, Seth showed the audience two experimental vaccines for Ebola — both of them in active testing at the time, as []

Meet the 2018 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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The TED Fellows program is excited to announce the new group of TED2018 Fellows and Senior Fellows. Representing a wide range of disciplines and countries — including, for the first time in the program, Syria, Thailand and Ukraine — this year’s TED Fellows are rising stars in their fields, each with a bold, original approach []

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

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

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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 []

Achievement unlocked: TEDx celebrates 100,000 talks!

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Achievement unlocked: TEDx celebrates 100,000 talks!

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Ideas never sleep — and neither does the TEDx archive.  Since going online in 2009, the archive has amassed thousands of perspective-shifting talks from across the world — and we’ve just reached 100,000! So, to celebrate TEDx and its rich library of incredible ideas (honestly, where else but on the TEDx archive will you hear []