Elon Musk talks Twitter, Tesla and how his brain works at TED2022

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Watch Elon Musk’s exclusive interview at TED2022: In this unedited conversation with head of TED Chris Anderson, Elon Musk digs into the recent news around his bid to purchase Twitter and gets honest about the biggest regret of his career, how his brain works, the future he envisions for the world and a lot more.

Have an idea worth spreading? Apply to the TED Idea Search: Africa 2022

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TED is hosting another idea search with a mission to hear big, bold ideas — this time specifically from Africa. Applications are open to anyone in or descended from the African continent. TED Idea Search: Africa is now open. Applicants are required to create a two-minute video as a part of their submission. The deadline []

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 []

Watch new TED Talks from the Audacious Project

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The Audacious Project is TED’s collaborative funding initiative to put ideas for social change into action. Today, we launched eight new talks from this year’s cohort, featuring some of the world’s boldest changemakers and their ideas to solve humanity’s most pressing challenges. Collectively this group has secured more than $900 million in funding from the []

Wellbeing: Notes from Session 6 of TED2022

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The feeling of wellbeing has been in short supply the last couple years. In Session 6 of TED2022, we took a crack at restocking that supply — featuring a return of Bill Gates to the TED stage (talking about how to make COVID the last pandemic), a compelling case for the four-day work week and []

Awe: Notes from Session 11 of TED2022

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What a week! Eleven mainstage sessions of TED Talks, two sessions of TED Fellows talks, an incredible array of on-site activations, countless Discovery Sessions, parties, dinners and more made TED2022 a triumphant return to Vancouver. The closing session of the conference capped off the week with world-changing ideas from the mountains of Nepal to the []

Imagination: Notes from Session 10 of TED2022

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The wondrous, expansive, absurd creativity of humanity was on full display at Session 10 of TED2022, which featured seven brilliant speakers, one deeply beautiful and imaginative performance and a much-needed comedic interlude. The event: Talks from Session 10 of TED2022, hosted by TED’s Helen Walters When and where: Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at the Vancouver []

New era, new shorts: The delightful, energizing interstitials of TED2022

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At every TED conference, in every session, there’s a lot going on. Wonder and intrigue abound. How do you ready an audience to have its mind blown again and again? Offer bite-sized moments to laugh, to ponder, to dream between ideas. Here are the shorts that offered those moments of refresh and reflection at TED2022. []

Regeneration: Notes from Session 8 of TED2022

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Session 8 of TED2022 focused on tackling climate change — in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adapting to the evolving conditions on Earth and regenerating what we’ve already lost. The session was also linked to TED’s climate project, Countdown, launched in 2020 with the goal of championing and accelerating solutions to the climate crisis. []

Play: Notes from Session 7 of TED2022

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Session 7 of TED2022 focused on play, with talks on the science behind what it really means to “have fun”, finding your personal groove through dance, the next era of video games, foraging for food in your backyard and more. The event: Talks from Session 7 of TED Fellows Talks at TED2022, hosted by TED’s []

The TED Theater at TED2022, in photos

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A visual feast from the TED Theater in Vancouver, BC, Canada during TED2022: A New Era, April 10-14, 2022. Read our live coverage of the conference and watch TED Talks from TED2022. TED2022 Photo Team: Ella DeGea, Mike Femia, Callie Giovanna, Bret Hartman, Ryan Lash, Erin Lubin, Stacie McChesney, Jason Redmond, Gilberto Tadday, Jasmina Tomic []

My idea for a new era: The town hall from TED2022

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There’s a special tradition on the final day of the annual TED conference: the town hall, an opening of the main stage to TED attendees to reflect on the week’s ideas and experiences, offer timely rebuttals and share their own wisdom. Due to time constraints at TED2022: A New Era, the town hall did not []

Introducing The Audacious Project’s new cohort

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Communities around the globe are grappling with division and uncertainty. Lasting and transformative change on the world’s most pressing challenges will require us to work together and find common ground. At The Audacious Project, we aspire to be a lever for courageous collaboration, supporting those who are reimagining and rebuilding our systems to better meet []

Intelligence: Notes from Session 3 of TED2022

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The quest to better understand human intelligence — and to build more advanced artificial intelligence — is complex, knotty and exhilarating. In a wonderfully eclectic session, seven speakers explored the concept of intelligence as it applies to everything from a brain-computer interface to dragonflies, AI-powered art and meditation. The event: Talks from TED2022, Session 3: []

Cities: Notes from Session 9 of TED2022

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The future of cities is inextricably tied to the future of humanity. They’re sites of innovation, culture, community building — and, at the same time, home to some of the world’s most intractable problems, like homelessness and pollution. In Session 9 of TED2022, six speakers explored an intentionally provocative whiplash of ideas tied to city []

Vision: Notes from Session 5 of TED2022

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In a classically wide-ranging Session 5 of TED2022, six speakers shared their vision for the future — from building the world’s most powerful telescope to the next generation of the creator economy to finding ways to bridge divides and create peace through unlikely collaborations. The event: Talks from TED2022, Session 5: Vision, hosted by TED’s []