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Upcoming member exclusives
Join TED Membership for access to exclusive monthly members-only events, including special conversations with some of the most brilliant TED speakers. You won’t want to miss it!
TUE, MAY 18 | 5PM ET
Exercise your creative problem-solving with TED’s very own puzzling maestro Alex Rosenthal. Experience the magic of a puzzle-hunt with tricky challenges provided by Puzzled Pint: crosswords, logic questions, and trivia mixed with surprising twists and "aha" moments. You'll learn how to approach puzzles and then split into small teams for collaborative solving.
Discussion: Fighting injustice through solidarity
WED, MAY 19 | 2PM ET
What does it take to stand up to injustice? In small groups hosted by the TED Circles team, discuss how everyday people find fearlessness through solidarity.
Luvvie Ajayi Jones: How to be a professional troublemaker
TUE, MAY 25 | 5PM ET
Author and self-proclaimed "professional troublemaker" Luvvie Ajayi Jones has built the career of her dreams by facing fear head on, telling the truth even when it's hard and getting comfortable with the uncomfortable. Join her as she shares her secrets to success and dishes on how you, too, can become a professional troublemaker.
Discussion: Living with radical uncertainty
THU, MAY 27 | 5PM ET
When your future is uncertain, how do you keep moving forward? In small groups hosted by the TED Circles team, discuss how we can foster courage in ourselves and others to live our most daring lives.
Discussion: Unlock your body's data
WED, JUN 2 | 1PM ET
How much do you know about your body? In small groups hosted by the TED Circles team, learn how recording simple data about your health can help you advocate for yourself at the doctor's office.
TED Fellows: The Future of Medicine
THU, JUN 3 | 12PM ET
Pills that can cure autoimmune disorders? Bioengineered tissue that can diagnose disease? It might sound unbelievable, but this is not the stuff of science fiction. Join us for a special event where we'll screen talks from TED Fellows Khalil Ramadi, Aaron Morris and Aparna Hegde and chat with them about the work they are doing to innovate healthcare and medicine worldwide.
Discussion: What's your body's superpower?
TUE, JUN 8 | 11AM ET
How can society support and normalize differently abled bodies? In small groups hosted by the TED Circles team, discuss the power of shifting our perspective from deficiency to potential.