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 []

Get ready for TED Talks India: Nayi Soch, premiering Dec. 10 on Star Plus

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TED is a global organization with a broad global audience. With our TED Translators program working in more than 100 languages, TEDx events happening every day around the world and so much more, we work hard to present the latest ideas for everyone, regardless of language, location or platform. Now we’ve embarked on a journey []

What’s the definition of feminism? 12 talks that explain it to you

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What’s the definition of feminism? 12 talks that explain it to you

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Earlier this month, Merriam-Webster announced that 2017’s word of the year is feminism. Searches for the word on the dictionary website spiked throughout the year, beginning in January around the Women’s March, again after Kellyanne Conway said in an interview that she didn’t consider herself a feminist, and during some of feminism’s many pop culture []

Why Oprah’s talk works: Insight from a TED speaker coach

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Why Oprah’s talk works: Insight from a TED speaker coach

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By Abigail Tenembaum and Michael Weitz of Virtuozo When Oprah Winfrey spoke at the Golden Globes last Sunday night, her speech lit up social media within minutes. It was powerful, memorable and somehow exactly what the world wanted to hear. It inspired multiple standing O’s — and even a semi-serious Twitter campaign to elect her []

The Big Idea: TED’s 4 step guide to the holiday season

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The Big Idea: TED’s 4 step guide to the holiday season

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More charmingly referred to as a garbage fire that just keeps burning, 2017 has been a tough, relentless year of tragedy and strife. As we approach the holiday season, it’s important to connect and reconnect with those you love and want in your life. So, in these last few weeks of the year, here are []

What will the future look like? Elon Musk speaks at TED2017

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In conversation with TED’s Head Curator Chris Anderson, serial entrepreneur and future-builder Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, Hyperloop, Tesla, SpaceX and his dreams for what the world could look like. Below, highlights from the conversation. Why are you boring? “We’re trying to dig a hole under LA, and this is to []

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Audition for TED2018!

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Audition for TED2018!

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Do you have an idea idea worth spreading? Do you want to speak on the TED2018 stage in Vancouver in April? To find more new voices, TED is hosting an Idea Search at our office theater in New York City on January 24, 2018. Speakers who audition at this event might be chosen for the []

Breathe and push: Notes from Session 6: Rebuild

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Breathe and push: Notes from Session 6: Rebuild

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We’ve spent the past few days together thinking on big ideas, hard problems and new visions for what the world might be. What will tie it all together? This session on rebuilding — on facing tough questions and finding the inner (and exterior) resources we need to move forward. Embrace your emotional truth. How we deal []

12 things I know for sure: Anne Lamott speaks at TED2017

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Author Anne Lamott recently turned 61. So she’s compiled the following list of “every single true thing I know.” A brief recap: All truth is a paradox. “Life is a precious unfathomably beautiful gift, and it is impossible here,” she says. Life is “filled with heartbreaking sweetness and beauty, floods and babies and acne and Mozart, []

Be fierce, claim power: Notes from Session 5 of TEDWomen: Burn

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There’s a theme of Bridges that plays through this conference — and one of the things we sometimes need to do with bridges is burn them, to move forward with no option of going backward in time or space. In this session, hosted by documentary film aficionado Jess Search, we listen to hard truths about []

Meet the Fall 2017 class of TED Residents

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Meet the Fall 2017 class of TED Residents

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On September 11, TED welcomed its latest class to the TED Residency program, an in-house incubator for breakthrough ideas. Residents spend four months in TED’s New York headquarters with other exceptional people from all over the map—including the Netherlands, the UK, Tennessee and Georgia. The new Residents include: A filmmaker creating a movie experience that []

Fearless risk-taking: Notes from Session 4 of TEDWomen 2017: Suspend

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Acumen founder Jacqueline Novogratz hosts this session of TEDWomen 2017, “Suspension,” featuring speakers including cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky, cellist Helen Gillet and psychiatrist (and former Zimbabwean rockstar) Dixon Chibanda.

TED and Star India greenlight “TED Talks India: Nayi Soch” TV series, hosted by Shah Rukh Khan

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TED and Star India greenlight “TED Talks India: Nayi Soch” TV series, hosted by Shah Rukh Khan

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Today we confirmed some exciting news about TED’s most ambitious television project yet: a major network series in India hosted by megawatt Bollywood film star Shah Rukh Khan. The program will air on Star India, one of India’s largest media conglomerates and our partner in production. TED Talks India: Nayi Soch, which translates to “new thinking,” marks []

TED debuts “Small Thing Big Idea” original video series on Facebook Watch

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Today we’re debuting a new original video series on Facebook Watch called Small Thing Big Idea: Designs That Changed the World. Each 3- to 4-minute weekly episode takes a brief but delightful look at the lasting genius of one everyday object – a pencil, for example, or a hoodie – and explains how it is so perfectly []

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 []

We asked 3 experts: How will AI change our lives in the near future?

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We asked 3 experts: How will AI change our lives in the near future?

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Imagine a world where your car drives itself, your fridge does the grocery shopping, and robots work alongside you. Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are turning that world into a near-future possibility. But what will that future really look like, and how will it change our lives? We spoke with three artificial intelligence experts at []