Novelist Elif Shafak says, "Even long after I listened to these talks, I noticed I was carrying the words with me wherever I traveled. I can listen to these speakers again and again, hearing something new each time."
Brandon Boyd, lead singer of Incubus, says, "I hope to one day perform live music on the moon. Perhaps if all goes according to plan, we can make a TED Talk out of it!" We eagerly await this event. Until then, here are his favorite talks.
Steve Case says, "It has been amazing to watch TED's transition from party to platform, and from a small gathering for the benefit of a few to a massive global movement. Choosing my favorite TED Talks after so many years was no easy task, but here goes ... "
Great TED Talks illuminate an idea. Sometimes, they do it while making you laugh. These talks will bring a smile to your face. Please note: Vigorous debate ensued among our staff about which talks to include. So we hope you’ll find something for every sense of humor.
Sir Ken Robinson is not just an amazing orator -- he is the most-viewed speaker on TED.com. His three talks have been viewed an astounding 21.5 million times, making him the sneezing baby panda of the TED ecosystem. Naturally, this made us curious: what talks does Robinson absolutely love?
In this new playlist, Robinson selects 10 talks about...
Watch as four student reporters hand Sir Ken Robinson a "blank check" and say: Design a learning place of your dreams. It's a three-part video series -- and definitely do watch through to Part 3, where things get a little bit silly.
Two years ago, former president of Ireland Mary Robinson graced the TEDWomen stage with a moving talk about why climate change is not only a threat to our environment, but also a threat to the human rights of many poor and marginalized people around the world.
Mary is an incredible person who inspires me greatly. Besides being the first w...
At TED2010, we sent a video crew to follow two speakers as they prepared to give the talk of their lives. One, the artist Raghava KK, had never spoken at TED before. The other, Sir Ken Robinson, in 2006 gave one of the most watched TED Talks of all time. Follow both speakers on their journey to the TED stage in this charming 8-minute film:
About this event: The theme of this salon is, "Smart, Stupid and Everything in Between." We will be showing the following talks: Kathryn Schulz on "Being Wrong"; Barry Schwartz on "The Paradox of Choice"; Ken Robinson on "Changing Education Paradigms"
Event details: Tempe, Arizona, United States · September 21, 2011