Latest stories

See more stories at ideas.ted.com

TED Conferences
See all conferences
TEDWomen 2016: It's About Time
October 26–28, 2016
San Francisco, CA

Join us for the TEDWomen 2016 conference in San Francisco, where we'll explore how time and attention shape our lives. It's about time...

Learn more
TED Books
Small books, big ideas.

Now you can dig deeper into ideas with new, original books from TED. Long enough to explore a powerful idea but short enough to read in a single sitting, TED Books pick up where TED Talks leave off. This wide-ranging series covers everything from architecture to business, space travel to love, and is perfect for anyone with a curious mind and an expansive love of learning.

Explore the collection

About TED

TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independent TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Find out more about TED