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Fellows Friday with Meklit Hadero
Meklit Hadero’s soulful songs have launched her explosive rise in the music world. Her sound draws from jazz, West Coast folk, and her Ethiopian roots. Meklit’s performances and community outreach projects -- in North America, Africa, or where the winds take her -- continue to enrich her music and be an integral part of its evolution. Are you a...
Posted July 8, 2011
Lisa Harouni | TED Speaker
Lisa Harouni is the co-founder of Digital Forming, working in "additive manufacturing" -- or 3D printing.
3D printing entrepreneur
Beth Malone | TED Speaker
TED Resident Beth Malone brings bold art to public spaces across the US, encouraging artists to have a sense of humor, to be vulnerable and take creative risks.
Social entrepreneur, artist
Joseph Gordon-Levitt | TED Speaker
As an actor, filmmaker and founder of the online community HITRECORD, Joseph Gordon-Levitt seeks to inspire creativity through collaboration.
Actor, filmmaker, entrepreneur
Jinha Lee | TED Speaker
Jinha Lee wants to weave digital computing into the flow of our physical reality.
Designer, inventor, entrepreneur
Astro Teller | TED Speaker
As "Captain of Moonshots" for X, Astro Teller oversees the secret projects that could reshape our lives in coming decades.
Entrepreneur, inventor, author
Shabana Basij-Rasikh | TED Speaker
Shabana Basij-Rasikh is the cofounder and president of the School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA), the country's first and only girls' boarding school.
Educator, social entrepreneur
Vaitea Cowan | TED Speaker
Vaitea Cowan wants to create a world where green hydrogen is readily available -- and fossil fuels are a thing of the past.
Green hydrogen entrepreneur
Dan Pallotta | TED Speaker
Dan Pallotta is on a focused mission to change the way the donating public thinks about giving.
Author, activist, entrepreneur
Jan Wurzbacher | TED Speaker
Jan Wurzbacher is a pioneer of direct air capture (DAC) technology, which scrubs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in an effort to combat global warming.
Carbon removals entrepreneur
Ariel Garten | TED Speaker
As CEO of InteraXon, Ariel Garten works to close the gap between science, art, business and technology.
Artist, scientist and entrepreneur
Lucy Marcil | TED Speaker
Lucy Marcil is providing fiscal services to low-income families in the doctor’s waiting room.
Pediatrician, social entrepreneur
Rohan Pavuluri | TED Speaker
Rohan Pavuluri helps American families navigate an increasingly complex and expensive legal system.
Civil rights entrepreneur
TEDxYekaterinoslavskyBoulevard - an independently organized event
About this event: I am the City 2.0 Dream Me. Build Me. Make Me Real. TEDxYekaterinoslavskyBoulevard arranges “Cities of the Future” international conference in Dnepropetrovsk on September 20, 2013. TEDxCity2.0 showcases the around the world. On September 20, 2013, TEDCity2.0 will commence at the TimesCenter in New York City from 9am-5pm EST. Co-curated and...
Event details: Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine · September 20, 2013
TEDxBayArea: How to Make Serendipity Work 4 U&ur Biz - an independently organized event
About this event: Thor Muller How to Make Serendipity Work For You and Your Business Regardless of our best-laid plans, it’s often the ideas and events that we least expect that end up mattering to us most. This has never been truer than in today’s chaotic, highly uncertain world. Serendipity—looking for one thing and finding another—is consequentially the ...
Event details: Mountain View, California, United States · March 23, 2012
TEDxUCC: Shaping Our Future - an independently organized event
About this event: What will shape our futures? “Show me someone who doesn’t dream about the future and I’ll show you someone who doesn’t know where they are going” William Shakespeare Our Speakers "The next giant leap for mankind" Steve Menaa, a French man (originally from Tunisia) who lives in Ireland (Cork). The 45-year-old IT engineer has made a short- l...
Event details: CORK, Munster, Ireland · April 4, 2014
Durreen Shahnaz | TED Fellow
Founder + Chairperson, Impact Investment Exchange
Fellows Friday with Peace Anyiam-Osigwe
Africa has beautiful stories to tell, says Peace Anyiam-Osigwe. At 16 years old, the Nigerian published her own magazine. She later continued bringing a “voice to voiceless issues” as a talk show host and film producer. Founder of the African Movie Academy Awards, Peace now dedicates her time to building cinemas in rural Africa, and helping ot...
Posted October 22, 2010
Fellows Friday with Adital Ela
Adital Ela, founder of S-Sense Design sustainability design studio in Israel, believes in listening. She listens to indigenous philosophy, and incorporates it into sustainable design; when helping a community, she first listens closely to their needs; listening to her body's inner voice inspires her dancing. Working from a foundation of list...
Posted December 3, 2010
Fellows Friday with Xavier Alpasa
Xavier Alpasa climbed out of poverty to the top ranks of the Philippines’ premier corporation -- and then realized he wanted to give it all back. As a seminarian, he helped women sewing scraps in a slum connect with top designers to create high-end fashion pieces. Now a Catholic priest, Father Xavier is working to support an ecotourism venture...
Posted February 18, 2011
Fellows Friday with Jessica Mayberry
Jessica Mayberry is the founder of Video Volunteers, which trains rural Indians to use filmmaking to drive social change in their communities. The films have fostered some remarkable improvements in the villages, but according to Jessica, some of the most impressive changes are in the filmmakers themselves. Interactive Fellows Friday Feature!...
Posted January 14, 2011
Fellows Friday with Gerry Douglas
Through his organization, Baobab Health, Gerry Douglas has implemented a top-of-the-line electronic medical records system in Malawi. Many health centers in the developed world have not yet achieved what Baobab has. His secret weapons? Touch screen computers, super-high usability, and low power usage, just to name a few. Interactive Fel...
Posted April 29, 2011
Fellows Friday with Sarah Jane Pell
Sarah Jane Pell is making preparations to live in the ocean. That’s right, under the sea -- but not until after a jaunt to the Arctic. Never one to be satisfied with the ordinary, Sarah Jane founded the Aquabatics Research Team Initiative to explore water choreography, technology, and human behavior as works of live art. Her future projects wi...
Posted April 8, 2011
Fellows Friday with Sean Gourley
Sean Gourley analyzed real-time data from the Iraq war and discovered a precise mathematical model underlying it. Now he’s expanding on that research at Quid, his startup that maps trends in technology. Having unearthed such powerful information, Sean takes time to help kids understand the importance of math, even while he grapples with the et...
Posted June 17, 2011
To tackle the world's big problems, this is the kind of imagination you must have
About 20 miles east of the Blue Ridge Mountains and home to the University of Virginia, Charlottesville was a town divided in the early 1980s. The locals, many of whom lived in an economically depressed area, saw us students as rich and privileged. Some of them worked at UVA, where they seemed either invisible to students or served as objects...
Posted May 13, 2020
What the mysterious symbols made by early humans can teach us about how we evolved
After examining dozens of Ice Age cave sites across Europe, paleoarchaeologist Genevieve von Petzinger discovered our ancestors repeatedly used 32 signs. Why? She walks us through her eye-opening discoveries -- and their implications. The title for the world’s oldest dated cave art is currently held by an unassuming red disk, at least 41,000 ye...
Posted June 7, 2017
Fellows Friday with VK Madhavan
With the non-profit Chirag, VK Madhavan tackles development issues in the Himalayas by helping recharge springs, attracting IT business, setting up cooperatives, and more. True to TED’s interdisciplinary nature, this Senior Fellow integrates interests as broad as traditional weather forecasting and mobile phone technology into his perspectives...
Posted February 25, 2011
David Lang | TED Fellow
Maker + writer
Your winter reading list: 56 books you won’t be able to put down
Since we know TED speakers love to read, we asked them: What book could you not stop reading? Here are their eclectic picks, ready for sticking in your carry-on or for gifting. If you want to be transported to another place and time The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood This novel is set in the near future and tells a horrifying story of a...
Posted December 11, 2017