Young spoken-word poet Malcolm London has been called the "Gil Scott-Heron of this generation" (by Cornel West). His feisty, passionate performances take on the issues of the day, including the Chicago education system in which he grew up.
In a moving talk, journalist Johann Hari shares fresh insights on the causes of depression and anxiety from experts around the world -- as well as some exciting emerging solutions. "If you're depressed or anxious, you're not weak and you're not crazy -- you're a human being with unmet needs," Hari says.
Katie Hinde is studying breast milk’s status as the first superfood, providing babies with invaluable microbes custom-tailored to their individual needs, via an incredible and unlikely dialogue between the mother’s enzymes and the baby’s saliva.
Pepper spray, Tasers, tear gas, rubber bullets -- these "non-lethal" weapons are being used by more and more local police forces, as well as military forces brought in to control civilian crowds and other situations. Despite their name, non-lethal weapons have been known to cause deaths ... and as Stephen Coleman suggests, there are other, more ...
With Freeman Dyson's astonishing forecasts for the future, it was hard to tell where science ended and science fiction began. But far from being a wild-eyed visionary, Dyson was a clear and sober thinker -- and one not afraid of controversy or heresy.
Mark Tercek leads a team committed to tackling the world's biggest environmental challenges -- protecting land and water, addressing climate change, providing food and water sustainably, and building healthy cities.
About this event: TEDxCanberra returns for an evening of inspiring talks and performances exploring the idea of 'home'.
Why is the 'home' integral to human security, a functioning society, and overall health and well-being?
Event details: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia · July 26, 2019
About this event: In its simplest form, eudaimonia is often taken to mean happiness. Sometimes it is translated from the original ancient Greek as welfare, sometimes flourishing, and sometimes as well-being). Speakers will inspire the audience with their perspectives on the ‘science of happiness’.
Event details: Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India · December 15, 2019
About this event: TEDxCardiffUniversity focuses on ‘The Power of Ideas’, exploring how ideas can change attitudes, lives, and ultimately the world. Bringing together a range of speakers talking about the impact of design on our well-being, to how collective action can help tackle period poverty,
Event details: Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom · November 14, 2018
About this event: In the spirit of Prof. Saks, "Humanity we share is more important than mental illnesses we don't". Our agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation on the importance of understanding mental disorders and illnesses. This will desensitise the youth on the issues of mental health. Moreover, bring to light the concurrent mental st...
Event details: Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya · December 7, 2017
Could our culture have misdiagnosed violence? As the director of the initiative Cure Violence, Gary Slutkin approaches gunfire on neighborhood streets as a contagious disease, looking to science and public health for strategies to stop it.
Humanity's fine-tuned sense of fear served us well as a young species, giving us laser focus to avoid being eaten by competing beasts. But it's less wonderful when that same visceral, body-hijacking sense of fear kicks in in front of 20 folk-music fans at a Tuesday night open-mic. Palms sweat, hands shake, vision blurs, and the brain says RUN: i...
About this event: Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.
This May TEDxSurreyUniversity is bringing 'Let's Talk: Mental Health' to Surrey during Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 (14th May-20th May).
Event details: Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom · May 16, 2018
About this event: Visions for Transition: challenging existing paradigms and redefining values [for a more beautiful world]
Our speakers will explore this theme from a diverse number of perspectives of the human experience encompassing politics, economics, the environment, agriculture, education, spirituality, freedom, art, as well as holistic health and well-...
Event details: London, London, City of, United Kingdom · January 12, 2013
About this event: Thriving is more than just surviving; it's growing, prospering, and flourishing. This day-long event explores how communities, organizations, and individuals can thrive mentally, physically, and artistically. Attendees will have opportunities to hear and discuss "ideas worth spreading" from innovators in well-being, creative cultures, sustainabi...
Event details: Long Beach, California, United States · July 16, 2011
About this event: 12 talks and 1 music performance to describe how we can connect nature and technology, us and the universe, feelings and well-being, man and robot, school and innovation, and much more. Scientists, technologists, change-makers, economists, and artists on stage to celebrate the 10th anniversary of TEDxLakeComo at the prestigious International Con...
Event details: Cernobbio CO, Lombardia, Italy · November 10, 2018