We the Future: Talks from TED, Skoll Foundation and United Nations Foundation

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We the Future: Talks from TED, Skoll Foundation and United Nations Foundation

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We live in contentious times. Yet behind the dismaying headlines and social-media-fueled quarrels, people around the world — millions of them — are working unrelentingly to solve problems big and small, dreaming up new ways to expand the possible and build a better world. At “We the Future,” a day of talks at the TED []

Preview our new podcast: The TED Interview

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Preview our new podcast: The TED Interview

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TED is launching a new way for curious audiences to immerse themselves more deeply in some of the most compelling ideas on our platform: The TED Interview, a long-form TED original podcast series. Beginning October 16, weekly episodes of The TED Interview will feature head of TED Chris Anderson deep in conversation with TED speakers about the ideas they shared in their []

Meet the Fall 2018 class of TED Residents

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Meet the Fall 2018 class of TED Residents

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On September 12, TED welcomed its latest class to the TED Residency program, an in-house incubator for breakthrough ideas. These 21 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 — from Bulgaria to South Africa, Canada to Kansas. New []

Remembering Paul Allen

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Remembering Paul Allen

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What’s an appropriate second act after co-founding Microsoft? When Paul Allen left the massive software company, sure, he bought a sports team or two, founded a museum, funded schools and a telescope array, built some lovely buildings. But his deepest impact — even beyond the game-changing software he brought to market — may turn out []

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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 []

7 big ideas gain momentum: Updates from The Audacious Project

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7 big ideas gain momentum: Updates from The Audacious Project

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Their ideas are ambitious, with the goal of changing outdated systems and impacting millions of lives. It’s been five months since The Audacious Project’s first class of project leaders spoke at TED2018, and each one is gaining momentum. Below, the latest news. 1,600 bails paid and counting More than 1,600 people have now had their bail paid []

Society 5.0: Talks from TED and Samsung

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Society 5.0: Talks from TED and Samsung

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We live in an interconnected world where boundaries between physical and digital spaces are blurring. We can no longer think about innovation in isolation, but must consider how emerging technologies — like artificial intelligence, augmented reality, the Internet of Things, 5G networks, robotics and the decentralized web — will combine to create (we hope!) a []

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 []

Reboot: The talks of TED@BCG

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Reboot: The talks of TED@BCG

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How do we manage the transformations that are radically altering our lives — all while making a positive impact on our well-being, productivity and the world? In a word: reboot. For a seventh year, BCG has partnered with TED to bring experts in leadership, psychology, technology, sustainability and more to the stage to share ideas []

Humanizing our future: A night of talks from TED and Verizon

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Humanizing our future: A night of talks from TED and Verizon

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There are moments when the world begins to shift beneath our feet. Sometimes slowly, sometimes dramatically. Now more than ever we are living and working in an era of exponential technological advancement. How we address rapid change, what collaborative relationships we create, how we find our humanity — all this will determine the future we step []

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 []

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 []

How to rebuild trust … Frances Frei speaks at TED2018

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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. []

Bronwyn King leads global pledge for tobacco-free finance, and more TED news

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Bronwyn King leads global pledge for tobacco-free finance, and more TED news

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The TED community has been making headlines — here are a few highlights. Tobacco-free finance initiative launched at the UN. Oncologist and Tobacco Free Portfolios CEO Bronwyn King has made it her mission to detangle the worlds of finance and tobacco — and ensure that no one will ever accidentally invest in a tobacco company []

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, []

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shows that diversity onscreen is a win for everyone

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shows that diversity onscreen is a win for everyone

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Crazy Rich Asians, a new Hollywood film that is an adaptation of the best-selling book by Kevin Kwan, topped the box office over the weekend, proving the “power of diversity (again).” The romantic comedy is a major motion picture with big studio backing and a reported budget of $30 million. For Hollywood it also presents []