Meet the 2019 TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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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 []

Remembering Emily Levine

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“That’s what’s so extraordinary about life: It’s a cycle of generation, degeneration, regeneration.” The humorist Emily Levine has died, after an extraordinary life spent questioning the very nature of reality. A philosopher-comic, she tore apart classics and physics and pop culture, and then, in trickster fashion, stuck them together in ways that created not just []

Education Everywhere: A night of talks about the future of learning, in partnership with TED-Ed

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Education Everywhere: A night of talks about the future of learning, in partnership with TED-Ed

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The event: TED Salon: Education Everywhere, curated by Cloe Shasha, TED’s director of speaker development; Stephanie Lo, director of programs for TED-Ed; and Logan Smalley, director of TED-Ed The partner: Bezos Family Foundation and ENDLESS When and where: Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the TED World Theater in New York City Music: Little Nora Brown fingerpicking the banjo The []

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TEDx talk under review

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An independently organized TEDx event recently posted, and subsequently removed, a talk from the TEDx YouTube channel that the event organizer titled: “Why our perception of pedophilia has to change.” After reviewing the talk, we believe it cites research in ways that are open to serious misinterpretation. This led some viewers to interpret the talk []

Be aggressive about your ambition: Stacey Abrams speaks at TEDWomen 2018

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Stacey Abrams’s 2018 campaign for governor of Georgia was watched across the world. The first black woman to be nominated by a major party for governor, she lost after a hard-fought race. Now she’s the surprise speaker onstage at TEDWomen 2018, where, in an electrifying talk, she shares the lessons she learned from her campaign, []

Launching today: The Way We Work, in partnership with Dropbox

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Launching today: The Way We Work, in partnership with Dropbox

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We’re thrilled to announce the launch of TED’s latest original video series, The Way We Work. In this 8-episode series, a range of business leaders and thinkers offer their direct, practical wisdom and insight into how we can adapt and thrive amid changing workplace conventions. In these brief, to-the-point videos, you can get answers to your []

TEDWomen 2018 Film Festival: Our program of conference shorts

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Between the amazing speakers of TEDWomen, there’s a carefully programmed mini film festival — brilliant short films, curated by Jonathan Wells and Anyssa Samari, that set (or re-set) the mood in the theater, and celebrate the creativity of women and men around the world. Here’s what played, session by session: Session 1: Showing Up The []

Reggie Watts’ virtual reality dance party and more TED news

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Reggie Watts’ virtual reality dance party and more TED news

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The TED community is busy with new projects and news — below, some highlights. A virtual reality dance party at Sundance. Musician and comedian Reggie Watts and artist Kiira Benzing debuted their new project “Runnin’” at the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier exhibit. “Runnin’” is an “immersive, interactive music video” backed with a hypnotic techno []

Moving forward: Notes from Session 6 of TEDWomen 2018

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After three days of astonishing speakers and bold ideas, you may be asking yourself: Where do we go now? The answer: forward. The final session of TEDWomen 2018, hosted by TEDWomen curator Pat Mitchell, featured a dynamic lineup of forward thinkers: Ariana Curtis, Galit Ariel, Majd Mashharawi, Soraya Chemaly, Katharine Hayhoe, Cecile Richards, Kakenya Ntaiya, []

Showing off: Notes from Session 5 of TEDWomen 2018

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The term “showing off” gets a bad rap. But for Session 5 of TEDWomen 2018, a lineup of speakers and performers reclaimed the phrase — showing off their talents, skills and whole extraordinary selves. Hosted by TED’s head of conferences, Kelly Stoetzel, and head of curation, Helen Walters, the talks ranged from architecture and the environment to education and grief, taking []

José Andrés is nominated for 2019 Nobel Peace Prize and other updates from TED

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José Andrés is nominated for 2019 Nobel Peace Prize and other updates from TED

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Below, we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite news stories from the TED community. Congratulations to Nobel Peace Prize nominee José Andrés! For his work in food and hunger humanitarianism, acclaimed chef José Andrés has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico, Andrés was []

Calling all GlobalXplorers: Get ready to go to India

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Today, GlobalXplorer, the citizen science platform created by satellite archaeologist Sarah Parcak with the 2016 TED Prize — which allows users live out their Indiana Jones fantasies and search for archaeological sites from home — announced the location of its second expedition. The location will be: India! GlobalXplorer’s first expedition took users to Peru, where they []

Stacey Abrams’ State of the Union response and more updates from TED speakers

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The TED community is brimming with new projects and updates. Below, a few highlights. Stacey Abrams responds to the US State of the Union. Politician Stacey Abrams spoke from Atlanta on behalf of the Democratic party following the State of the Union address. In her speech, she focused on the fight against bigotry, bipartisanship in []

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. []

Up for Debate: Talks from TED and Doha Debates

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The world is more interconnected than ever before — and the need to bridge political and ideological divides has never been more urgent. Now is the time to examine the rules of genuine human engagement, to find common ground for respectful, passionate discourse and to celebrate civility. That’s the idea behind TED Salon: Up for Debate, a []