How TED-Ed is helping families, students and teachers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic

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How TED-Ed is helping families, students and teachers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s unprecedented impact on education systems worldwide, TED’s award-winning youth and education initiative TED-Ed is focused on providing free, high-quality educational resources to millions of families around the globe. TED-Ed’s existing library of free, video-based lessons has been built by a network of 500,000 educators, spans all ages and subjects and []

Fragility, resilience and restoration at TED2020: The Prequel

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It’s a new, strange, experimental day for TED. In a special Earth Day event, TED2020: The Prequel brought the magic of the TED conference to the virtual stage, inviting TED2020 community members to gather for three sessions of talks and engaging, innovative opportunities to connect. Alongside world-changing ideas from leaders in science, political strategy and []

What to watch from TED on the coronavirus outbreak

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What to watch from TED on the coronavirus outbreak

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As people across the world face the coronavirus outbreak, TED is committed to being a resource for information, inspiration and hope. We’ve curated talks, interviews, TED-Ed lessons and more to help provide some perspective during the pandemic. Here’s where to start: On Monday, March 23, TED kicked off a free, live and daily conversation series, []

5 ways to live (and thrive) while social distancing

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The novel coronavirus has dramatically changed how we spend time and share physical and virtual space with each other. On Friday, March 27, conflict mediator and author Priya Parker joined head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers on TED Connects to discuss what we all can do to stay connected []

The Audacious Project announces new efforts in response to COVID-19

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The Audacious Project announces new efforts in response to COVID-19

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In response to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, The Audacious Project, a collaborative funding initiative housed at TED, will direct support towards solutions tailored to rapid response and long-term recovery. Audacious has catalyzed more than $30 million towards the first three organizations in its COVID-19 rapid response cohort: Partners In Health will rapidly increase the []

“TEDx SHORTS”, a TED original podcast hosted by actress Atossa Leoni, premieres May 18

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“TEDx SHORTS”, a TED original podcast hosted by actress Atossa Leoni, premieres May 18

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Launching on Monday, May 18, TED’s new podcast TEDx SHORTS gives listeners a quick and meaningful taste of curiosity, skepticism, inspiration and action drawn from TEDx Talks. In less than 10 minutes, host Atossa Leoni guides listeners through fresh perspectives, inspiring stories and surprising information from some of the most compelling TEDx Talks.  TEDx events []

TED Talks Daily welcomes inaugural host, Elise Hu

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TED Talks Daily welcomes inaugural host, Elise Hu

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TED Talks Daily, TED’s most-downloaded podcast, welcomes its inaugural host: Elise Hu. After nearly a decade at NPR, Elise’s first episode of TED Talks Daily will be released on April 6. While at NPR, Elise was a regular contributor to All Things Considered and Morning Edition. She filed stories from more than a dozen countries []

Join us for TED Connects: live, daily conversations from TED

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On Monday, March 23, TED kicks off a free, live and daily conversation series, TED Connects: Community and Hope. As COVID-19 continues to sweep the globe, it’s hard to know where to turn or what to think. Hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers, this new program will []

New initiatives from TED to share ideas, build community and stay hopeful

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Now more than ever is the time for community. The global team at TED is working hard to keep you connected, deliver thoughtful news and insights from world leaders, and offer opportunities to volunteer from the safety of your homes. Here’s a recap of the various resources we’re making immediately accessible while many of us []

“Pindrop,” a TED original podcast hosted by filmmaker Saleem Reshamwala, premieres May 27

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“Pindrop,” a TED original podcast hosted by filmmaker Saleem Reshamwala, premieres May 27

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TED launches Pindrop — its newest original podcast — on May 27. Hosted by filmmaker Saleem Reshamwala, Pindrop will take listeners on a journey across the globe in search of the world’s most surprising and imaginative ideas. It’s not a travel show, exactly. It’s a deep dive into the ideas that shape a particular spot on []

TED2020 seeks the uncharted

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TED2020 seeks the uncharted

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The world has shifted, and so has TED. We need brilliant ideas and thinkers more than ever. While we can’t convene in person, we will convene. Rather than a one-week conference, TED2020 will be an eight-week virtual experience — all held in the company of the TED community. Each week will offer signature TED programming []

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 []

Conversations on rebuilding a healthy economy: Week 1 at TED2020

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To kick off TED2020, leaders in business, finance and public health joined the TED community for lean-forward conversations to answer the question: “What now?” Below, a recap of the fascinating insights they shared. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Big idea: The coronavirus pandemic shattered the global economy. To put the []