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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 []

Apply now to be a TED2019 Fellow

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Apply now to be a TED2019 Fellow

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The TED Fellows program is turning ten years old next year, and we are looking for our most ambitious class yet. We select people from every discipline and every country to be Fellows, and we give them support to scale their dreams and scale their impact. Apply to be a TED Fellow by August 26. []

Why TED takes two weeks off every summer

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Why TED takes two weeks off every summer

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TED.com is about to go quiet for two weeks. No new TED Talks will be posted on the website until Monday, August 13, 2018, while most of the TED staff takes our annual two-week summer holiday. Yes, we all, or almost all, go on holiday at the same time. (No, we don’t all go to the same place.) We’ve been []

Ideas sparked by “What if?”: The talks of TED@UPS 2018

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Ideas sparked by “What if?”: The talks of TED@UPS 2018

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The greatest ideas of our time will be sparked by a simple question: “What if?” What if we had truly inclusive workplaces? What if we removed the inefficiencies that stand in the way of eliminating world hunger? What if we could deliver quality health care in the home? What if we took back our privacy []

Electric and empowered: Monica Araya on Costa Rica’s clean energy future

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Electric and empowered: Monica Araya on Costa Rica’s clean energy future

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Monica Araya made a big prediction on the TED stage in 2016: Costa Rica, her home country, will be the first nation in the world to pursue 100% renewable energy. Fast forward to 2018, and they’re on their way. Costa Rica already generates over 99% of their electricity through renewable energy, and went 300 days []

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 []

12 books from favorite TEDWomen speakers, for your summer reading list

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12 books from favorite TEDWomen speakers, for your summer reading list

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We all have a story to tell. And in my work as curator of the TEDWomen conference, I’ve had the pleasure of providing a platform to some of the best stories and storytellers out there. Beyond their TED Talk, of course, many TEDWomen speakers are also accomplished authors — and if you liked them on the []

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 []

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 []

What does TED look for in its Fellows?

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What does TED look for in its Fellows?

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Every year, TED opens applications for its new group of TED Fellows. We get thousands of applications from all corners of the world, representing every field under the sun — marine mammal conservation, biomechatronics, Khmer dance, space archeology. How do we select just 20 people to become TED Fellows? It’s not an easy process. (Technically, our []

Meet the 2018 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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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 []

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 []

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, []

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 []

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. []