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  • Why not? Pushing and prodding the possible, at TED@IBM
    We know that our world — our data, our lives, our countries — are becoming more and more connected. But what should we do with that? In two sessions of TED@IBM, the answer shaped up to be: Dream as big as you can. Speakers took the stage to pitch their ideas for using connected data []

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

  • Brand-new TED Talks from TEDWomen 2017: A note from the curator
    This year’s TEDWomen in New Orleans was a truly special conference, at a vital moment, and I’m sure the ripples will be felt for a long time to come. The theme this year was bridges: we build them, we cross them, sometimes we even burn them. Our speakers talked about the physical bridges we need []

  • Breakthroughs: The talks of TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
    Humanity is defined by its immense body of knowledge. Most times it inches forward, shedding light onto the mysteries of the universe and easing life’s endeavors in small increments. But in some special moments, knowledge and understanding leap forward, when one concentrated mind or one crucial discovery redirects the course of things and changes the []

  • Speed of change: The talks of TEDNYC x BMW i
    The speed of change is a constant in our lives. Sometimes it’s worth slowing things down, to look at what might be changing without us even considering it. To celebrate the efforts of innovators, change-makers and dreamers who are reimagining the future, TED has partnered with BMW i. In a special session of talks hosted by TED []

  • It’s Nov. 18. Can we make jokes about Mugabe yet?
    Comedian Carl Joshua Ncube writes: If you are about to watch my TED Talk, then you are watching the first one to have an expiry date. You see, when I went onto the red dot I was afraid, I was petrified — and this was not because of an ’80s tune or the fear of []

  • TED’s response to claims of sexual harassment 
    We believe in ideas worth spreading. One of those ideas is that all humans are entitled to equal consideration and respect. The Washington Post recently reported that TED has grappled with sexual harassment at its conferences and in the workplace. We would like to address that article here. At the TED2017 conference in Vancouver, we were []

  • “The courage to …” The talks of TED@Tommy
    Courage comes in many forms. In the face of fear, it’s the conviction to dream, dare, innovate, create and transform. It’s the ability to try and try again, to admit when we’re wrong and stand up for what’s right. TED and Tommy Hilfiger both believe in the power of courageous ideas to break conventions and []

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Audition for TED2018!
    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
    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 []

  • When two take the stage: Images from TEDWomen 2017 duets
    If you think a TED Talk is always a solo star turn, think again. Every year at TEDWomen, we feature a whole session devoted to talks given by two partners.  Whether they’re couples, collaborators, parent and kid, or best friends, the onstage chemistry is always fun to watch. In this photo gallery you may get []

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

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

  • The power of partnership: Notes from Session 3 of TEDWomen … Connect
    Our hosts for this session, Jean Oelwang and Chris Waddell, are life partners who’ve both had to overcome their inclination to be a solo superhero — to be the best at business, school, sports. Jean spent her career climbing the corporate ladder, being tough, making her way to the top alone. Meanwhile, Chris was a []

  • A glimpse of a bold new future: Notes from Session 2 of TEDWomen 2017: Design
    Physician and UN High Commissioner Alaa Murabit hosts the second session of TEDWomen 2017, featuring all things design and a rousing performance from writer and activist Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes.

  • The power of showing up: Notes from Session 1 of TEDWomen 2017: Build
    In this first session of TEDWomen, themed "Build," we find ideas of power, empathy, ingenuity and radical humanity, to name just a few.

  • Gallery: Just about to open doors at TEDWomen 2017 at the Orpheum Theater
    We’re about to open the doors for the audience to join TEDWomen in New Orleans — three days of powerful talks from women and men that take on the issues breaking now and share soul-deep ideas for creating better lives going forward. TEDWomen is happening in an astonishing theater, new to us and freshly renovated []

  • Watch Facebook Live sessions, live from TEDWomen in New Orleans
    Join us for four in-depth conversations over two days, live from the Blue Room at TEDWomen, hosted by podcaster Manoush Zomorodi. Guests include TEDWomen speakers Gretchen Carlson, Sally Kohn, Cleo Wade and Justin Baldoni. Find them all on Facebook at — or get direct links below to each super-worthwhile conversation Facebook Live with Gretchen Carlson Broadcast journalist Gretchen []

  • Free report: Bright ideas in business, distilled from TEDGlobal 2017
    Th Brightline Initiative helps executives implement ambitious ideas from business strategies, so it’s only fitting that the nonprofit group was onsite taking notes and holding brainstorms at TEDGlobal 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania. With the theme “Builders. Truth-Tellers. Catalysts.,” TEDGlobal was a celebration of doers and thinkers, including more than 70 speakers who’ve started companies, nonprofits, education []

  • The making of TED-Ed’s first 360° animation
      Virtual reality is an emerging medium for artists and educators. Painting is an ancient art form; some cave paintings were made up to 40,000 years ago. In TED-Ed’s first 360° animated video, you can examine the intersection of these two ideas by exploring an ancient cave and its surroundings as educator Iseult Gillespie shares a []