TEDx Skoll Conversations: Focus on wellbeing
Our most prominent global issues — climate change, wars, pandemic, inflation — take both a physical and mental toll on us. In challenging times, it's essential to prioritize our own wellbeing in order to build a better world.
Over the past year, TEDx proudly partnered with Skoll Foundation and The Wellbeing Project to surface and spotlight new ideas from TEDxSãoPaulo, TEDxAtlanta, and the global TEDx community that explore how we can nurture wellbeing in our communities and in ourselves.
TEDx ideas on wellbeing
It starts with us
Take a look inward with the help of poets, financial tech executives, bishops, and social activists.
How to change your mind
What does it take to break an old pattern, and what is possible when we shift our mindset?
The doctor is in
Food for thought from PhDs and health practitioners on how reconnecting with ourselves can help us fight the good fight.
TEDx conversations on wellbeing
TEDx Skoll Conversations set out to approach the topic of wellbeing holistically; that’s why it was critical to support a range of conversations about wellbeing in different formats and geographies. Take a glimpse at events TEDx and Skoll partnered on.
TEDxAtlantaWomen speaker Chanel H. Frazier and TEDx organizer Jacqui Chew share a joyful moment following Chanel’s talk, which focused on nurturing the voice and inner artist in every young girl.
In his talk “Throw guilt to the wind,” physician and monk Barry Kerzin explains that there’s no word for guilt in the Tibetan language, and shares how we might do away with the concept altogether. In that spirit, Barry and TEDxSãoPaulo staffers take a mindful walk to unwind after a morning of filming TEDx talks on wellbeing at the 2022 Wellbeing Summit for Social Change.
How might we build wellbeing into our everyday lives? Elena Crescia (Curator, TEDxSãoPaulo) and Aaron Pereira (Co-Lead, The Wellbeing Project) engaged human rights champion, Mallika Dutt and peace activist, Reggie Hubbard, in a conversation on practical tips for nurturing a wellbeing practice. This discovery workshop, Inner wellbeing for social welldoing, was hosted as a part of TEDWomen Presents.
About our partnerships
The Wellbeing Project
The Wellbeing Project is catalyzing a culture of inner wellbeing for all changemakers.
They have been at the heart of how wellbeing is entering into the social change mainstream through: establishing a base of credible research, supporting a coalition of over 400 leading institutions to pioneer wellbeing for their community, and through storytelling. Their approach is inspired by love, care and compassion for all the people who work to build a better world, as well as to support the many causes and movements for which we all work.
TED + The Skoll Foundation partnership
Skoll Foundation embraces collaborations across sectors and geographies, within and beyond the field of philanthropy. In their partnership with TED, Skoll funds TED’s core capacities, partners on several programs, co-invests in The Audacious Project, and facilitates connections between the two organizations and networks. Skoll has specifically partnered with the global TEDx network of ~4,000 volunteer curators to connect, learn from, and bridge local and global. Explore their past collaborations.
Skoll Foundation seeks to catalyze transformational social change by investing in, connecting, and championing social entrepreneurs and innovators who together advance equitable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.