WHAAAAAT?: Notes from Session 4 of TED2020

Live from TED2020

WHAAAAAT?: Notes from Session 4 of TED2020

on

For Session 4 of TED2020, experts in biohacking, synthetic biology, psychology and beyond explored topics ranging from discovering the relationship between the spinal cord and asparagus to using tools of science to answer critical questions about racial bias. Below, a recap of the night’s talks and performances. Andrew Pelling, biomedical researcher Big idea: Could we []

Conversations on rebuilding society: Week 4 of TED2020

Live from TED2020

Conversations on rebuilding society: Week 4 of TED2020

on

For week 4 of TED2020, leaders in international development, history, architecture and public policy explored how we might rebuild during the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing protests against racial injustice in the United States. Below, a recap of their insights. Achim Steiner, head of the United National Development Programme Big idea: The public and private []

Conversations on the future of vaccines, tech, government and art: Week 5 of TED2020

Live from TED2020

Conversations on the future of vaccines, tech, government and art: Week 5 of TED2020

on

Week 5 of TED2020 featured wide-ranging discussions on the quest for a coronavirus vaccine, the future of the art world, what it’s like to lead a country during a pandemic and much more. Below, a recap of insights shared. Jerome Kim, Director General of the International Vaccine Institute Big idea: There’s a lot of work []

Beauty everywhere: Notes from Session 6 of TED2020

Live from TED2020

Beauty everywhere: Notes from Session 6 of TED2020

on

We’re six weeks into TED2020! For session 6: a celebration of beauty on every level, from planet-trekking feats of engineering to art that deeply examines our past, present, future — and much more. Elizabeth “Zibi” Turtle, planetary scientist  Big idea: The Dragonfly Mission, set to launch in 2026, will study Titan, the largest moon orbiting []

The Audacious Project expands its support of pandemic relief and recovery work

News

The Audacious Project expands its support of pandemic relief and recovery work

on

The Audacious Project, a funding initiative housed at TED, is continuing its support of solutions tailored to COVID-19 rapid response and long-term recovery. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, The Audacious Project is committed to targeting key systems in crisis and supporting them as they rebuild better and with greater resilience. In this phase, []

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

News

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

on

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 []

Ways of seeing: Notes from Session 3 of TED2020

Live from TED2020

Ways of seeing: Notes from Session 3 of TED2020

on

Session 3 of TED2020, hosted by TED’s head of curation Helen Walters and writer, activist and comedian Baratunde Thurston, was a night of something different — a night of camaraderie, cleverness and, as Baratunde put it, “a night of just some dope content.” Below, a recap of the night’s talks and performances. In a heartfelt []

Meet the 2020 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

TED Fellows

Meet the 2020 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

on

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 []

Hope, action, change: Notes from Session 5 of TED2020

Live from TED2020

Hope, action, change: Notes from Session 5 of TED2020

on

Daring, bold, systems-disrupting change requires big dreams and an even bigger vision. For Session 5 of TED2020, the Audacious Project, a collaborative funding initiative housed at TED, highlighted bold plans for social change from Southern New Hampshire University, SIRUM, BRAC, Harlem Children’s Zone, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), Project CETI and One Acre Fund. From aiding []

Conversations on building back better: Week 7 of TED2020

Live from TED2020

Conversations on building back better: Week 7 of TED2020

on

Week 7 of TED2020 featured conversations on where the coronavirus pandemic is heading, the case for reparations, how we can better connect with each other and how capitalism must change to build a more equitable society. Below, a recap of insights shared throughout the week. Bill Gates, technologist, philanthropist Big idea: The coronavirus pandemic isn’t []

Conversations on social progress: Week 3 of TED2020

Live from TED2020

Conversations on social progress: Week 3 of TED2020

on

For week 3 of TED2020, global leaders in technology, vulnerability research and activism gathered for urgent conversations on how to foster connection, channel energy into concrete social action and work to end systemic racism in the United States. Below, a recap of their insights. Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s digital minister for social innovation Big idea: Digital []

Conversations on capitalism and climate change: Week 6 of TED2020

Live from TED2020

Conversations on capitalism and climate change: Week 6 of TED2020

on

For week 6 of TED2020, experts in the economy and climate put a future driven by sustainable transformation into focus. Below, a recap of insights shared throughout the week. Mariana Mazzucato, economist Big idea: Government can (and should) play a bold, dynamic and proactive role in shaping markets and sparking innovation — working together with []

5 ways to live (and thrive) while social distancing

News

5 ways to live (and thrive) while social distancing

on

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 []

What to watch from TED on the coronavirus outbreak

News

What to watch from TED on the coronavirus outbreak

on

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, []

A smarter future: Notes from Session 7 of TED2020

Live from TED2020

A smarter future: Notes from Session 7 of TED2020

on

For the penultimate session of TED2020, an exploration of amazing forces shaping the future — from cancer-fighting venom to spacecraft powered by lazers and much more. Below, a recap of the night’s talks and performances. Amanda Gorman, poet Big idea: We all have the power to end the devastation of climate change. Let’s get to []

Values reset: Notes from Session 2 of TED2020

Live from TED2020

Values reset: Notes from Session 2 of TED2020

on

There’s a theory that the shock we’re currently experiencing is intense enough to force a radical reset of our values — of how we are and how we act. In an idea-packed session 2 of TED2020, speakers from across disciplines and walks of life looked to this aspiration of a “values reset,” sharing new thinking []