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 []

An ambitious plan to explore our oceans, and more news from TED speakers

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An ambitious plan to explore our oceans, and more news from TED speakers

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  The past few weeks have brimmed over with TED-related news. Below, some highlights. Exploring the ocean like never before. A school of ocean-loving TED speakers have teamed up to launch OceanX, an international initiative dedicated to discovering more of our oceans in an effort to “inspire a human connection to the sea.” The coalition []

Ideas from the intersections: A night of talks from TED and Brightline

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Ideas from the intersections: A night of talks from TED and Brightline

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At the intersections where we meet and collaborate, we can pool our collective wisdom to seek solutions to the world’s greatest problems. But true change begs for more than incremental steps and passive reactions — we need to galvanize transformation to create our collective future. To celebrate the effort of bold thinkers building a better []

Resources for suicide prevention, post-attempt survivors and their families

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Resources for suicide prevention, post-attempt survivors and their families

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Inspired by JD Schramm’s powerful TEDTalk on surviving a suicide attempt, this list of resources has been updated to help you widen your understanding of mental health, depression, suicide and suicide prevention. Whether you’re an attempt survivor, a concerned family member or friend, or struggling with suicidal thoughts yourself, this list offers helpful resources and hotlines []

Ebola and the future of vaccines: In conversation with Seth Berkley

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Ebola and the future of vaccines: In conversation with Seth Berkley

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Dr. Seth Berkley is an epidemiologist and the CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, a global health organization dedicated to improving access to vaccines in developing countries. When he last spoke at TED, in 2015, Seth showed the audience two experimental vaccines for Ebola — both of them in active testing at the time, as []

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 []

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This Summer: Go See Women-Centric Films!

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Last week, leaders of the Cannes Film Festival signed a pledge to improve gender parity at film festivals. The pledge, drafted by the French organization 50x50x2020, includes commitments to increasing the number of women-directed films chosen for festivals and greater transparency in selection processes, such as revealing the identity of members of the selection and programming committees, including []

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How the Supreme Court’s Decision on Arbitration Is a Blow to the #MeToo Movement

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In a 5-4 ruling earlier this week, the Supreme Court decided that companies can fire employees who refuse to give up their civil right to publicly participate in class-action lawsuits, effectively giving employers the right to force employees into arbitration. In an unusual move, justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg chose to read her dissent from the bench — and []

TED en Español: el primer evento de oradores TED de habla hispana

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TED en Español: el primer evento de oradores TED de habla hispana

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El 26 de abril tuvo lugar el primer evento de oradores de TED en Español, presentado por TED en su oficina de Nueva York. El evento, completamente en español, contó con ocho oradores, una presentación musical, cinco cortometrajes y 13 charlas de un minuto dadas por miembros de la audiencia. El evento en Nueva York []

TED en Español: TED’s first-ever Spanish-language speaker event in NYC

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TED en Español: TED’s first-ever Spanish-language speaker event in NYC

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Thursday marked the first-ever TED en Español speaker event hosted by TED in its New York City office. The all-Spanish daytime event featured eight speakers, a musical performance, five short films and fifteen one-minute talks given by members of the audience. The New York event is just the latest addition to TED’s sweeping new Spanish-language []

TED hosts first-ever TED en Español Spanish-language speaker event at NYC headquarters

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TED hosts first-ever TED en Español Spanish-language speaker event at NYC headquarters

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Thursday, April 26, 2018 – Today marks the first-ever TED en Español speaker event hosted by TED in its New York City office. The all-Spanish daytime event, held in TED’s theater in Manhattan, will feature eight speakers, a musical performance, five short films and fifteen 1-minute talks given by members of the audience. 150 people []

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 []

Playlist: 10 TEDWomen talks for Earth Day

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Playlist: 10 TEDWomen talks for Earth Day

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Earlier this week, I had the privilege and honor to plant trees with the daughter and granddaughter of environmentalist Wangari Maathai. In recognition of her life’s work promoting “sustainable development, democracy and peace,” Maathai received the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. She was a lifelong activist who founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977. At that []

The world takes us exactly where we should be: 4 questions with Meagan Fallone

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The world takes us exactly where we should be: 4 questions with Meagan Fallone

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Cartier believes in the power of bold ideas to empower local initiatives to have global impact. To celebrate Cartier’s dedication to launching the ideas of female entrepreneurs into concrete change, TED has curated a special session of talks around the theme “Bold Alchemy” for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, featuring a selection of favorite TED speakers. []

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 []