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Bobby Ghosh is the Managing Editor at Quartz.
Our image of a great leader is outdated, says Roselinde Torres of management consultancy BCG (TED Talk: What it takes to be a great leader). That all-knowing superhero who both lords over and protects his followers is neither realistic nor effective in today’s business, she says. To prepare for a global, digital, fast-paced future, she offers th...
Posted February 4, 2015
Priyanka Jain heads up product for pymetrics, an NYC-based startup that uses neuroscience and AI to make hiring more diverse and effective.
About this event: Come together with smart and curious friends and join us at the Crocker Art Museum as we discuss the role of Art, Design, and Technology in cities; exploring what it is, what it can, and what it should be. Our Salons are more intimate, shorter format events designed to bring our community together between main events, during which TEDTalk videos...
Event details: Sacramento, California, United States · July 29, 2016
Veteran environment writer John Carey looks at the reasons we don't seem to make meaningful progress on climate change — and issues a rousing call to arms for us all to step up and play our part. When I started covering climate change more than thirty years ago, the underlying science was already clear. Heat from the sun warms the Earth. Gase...
Posted May 2, 2014
Esther Chae’s one-woman show, So the Arrow Flies, is about North Korean espionage, post-9/11 themes of conflicting ideologies, government sanctioned torture, and how changing political tides affect one’s family. After learning how the piece resonated with international audiences, Esther is eager to take her work to a whole new level. Like the ...
Posted March 25, 2011
About this event: We celebrate a new era. The future beckons with Xtraordinary possibilities we couldn’t have dreamt of. We'll watch not yet released TED talks. We'll engage in dialogues about climate, medicine, AI, clean energy in a virtual visit through Vail. How has your world shifted in the ways we work, the ways we learn, and in the fundamental economic and ...
Event details: Online, Colorado, United States · April 24, 2022
Dawn Wacek advocates for equitable library service for all community members.
The image you see above is Amanda Palmer just before stepping onto the TED2013 stage to give her talk, "The art of asking." She asked one of the crew members to snap this photo of her with daisy in hand. As our lineup of TED2014 speakers finish writing their talks and start the long process of rehearsing, it felt like the right moment to ask ...
Posted February 10, 2014
About this event: Many American youth are growing up with little connection to nature, with concomitant declines in their health and well-being. Leaders from a variety of disciplines – the life and social sciences, visual and written arts, media and green commerce are bridging that nature-deficit gap in a wide-range of activities directed at engaging youth, thei...
Event details: Shepherdstown, West Virginia, United States · March 16, 2012
José Antonio Abreu founded El Sistema in 1975 to help Venezuelan kids learn to play musical instruments and be part of an orchestra. The TED Prize winner's bold idea has seeded hundreds of youth orchestras -- and many happy lives.
Daily Beast columnist and co-host of the "Democracy-ish" podcast, recovering attorney, playwright, author and exhausted dad Wajahat Ali celebrates the diverse narratives of the United States and advocates for a more inclusive cultural landscape.
TED.com video exists to celebrate great speakers, thinkers, doers -- people with ideas that are passionately held and clearly put. For our speakers, putting their videos online has, in many cases, amplified their work beyond imagination, provoking new connections and directions to their careers and even their lives. As we approached the f...
Posted June 27, 2011
Tracy Edwards MBE battled against the odds (and the sea) to become the first woman to win the Yachtsman of the Year Trophy.
In 2004, Sal Khan, a hedge fund analyst, began making math tutorials for his cousins. Twelve years later, Khan Academy has more than 42 million registered users from 190 countries, with tutorials on subjects from basic math through economics, art history, computer science, health, medicine and more.
Educator and social entrepreneur
Written by the educators who created Climate Change, a brief look at the key facts, tough questions and big ideas in their field. Begin this TED Study with a fascinating read that gives context and clarity to the material. The greenhouse effect has been detected, and it is changing our climate now. James Hansen, June 24, 1988 The drought that cr...
Tim Guinee is a passionate advocate for creating a more sustainable world.
Firefighter and climate activist
About this event: Come together and take a break from the ordinary with hundreds of smart and curious friends September 17 and join us as we shine a light on those in our city who have the ideas, the passion, and the will to affect change in their own way. This event is dedicated to “The Changemakers” among us, those who reject the status quo and work to build a ...
Event details: West Sacramento, California, United States · August 6, 2016
In his compelling stage works, Hetain Patel uses powerful imagery and storytelling to examine questions of identity.
Eric Garcetti is a fourth-generation Angeleno and the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles.
Chair, C40 Cities and Mayor, City of Los Angeles
At TEDGlobal 2012, Amy Cuddy gave a talk about the remarkable power of our posture to affect our mental state: Strike a powerful pose (in private) before a job interview, and your performance will improve. With the US election coming up, we asked Cuddy, an expert on nonverbal communication, for her insights into political posturing -- an...
Posted October 1, 2012
The Beirut Marathon is the largest running event in the Middle East. May El-Khalil founded it as an instrument of peace.
Founder of the Beirut Marathon
Aaron Maniam is a policy planner, poet and youth activist enthusiast interested in the intersection between government and technology.
Poet and policymaker
Antonio Donato Nobre researches the “ingenious systems” of the Amazon. His work illustrates the beautiful complexity of this region, as well as its fragility against a backdrop of climate change.
Could an AI pass the entrance exam for the University of Tokyo? Noriko Arai oversees a project that wants to find out.
Day five of TED2016 contained one session filled with big ideas, but also an opportunity to look back at the conference as a whole. Below, the major themes that ran through the course of the week. We’re ready for our moonshot moment. The most-evoked image of the conference? Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon. Speakers including Dan P...
Posted February 19, 2016
Nonny de la Peña uses new, immersive media to tell stories that create empathy in readers and viewers.
Virtual reality pioneer
Helen Marriage cofounded a company that specializes in creating disruptive, whole-city arts events that surprise and delight everyone who comes across them.
António Guterres is at the forefront of fighting the climate emergency and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Secretary-General of the United Nations