Accepting his 2005 TED Prize, inventor Robert Fischell makes three wishes: redesigning a portable device that treats migraines, finding new cures for clinical depression and reforming the medical malpractice system.
Accepting his 2007 TED Prize, war photographer James Nachtwey shows his life's work and asks TED to help him continue telling the story with innovative, exciting uses of news photography in the digital era.
Accepting his 2005 TED Prize, photographer Edward Burtynsky makes a wish: that his images -- stunning landscapes that document humanity's impact on the world -- help persuade millions to join a global conversation on sustainability.
Accepting his 2008 TED Prize, physicist Neil Turok speaks out for talented young Africans starved of opportunity: by unlocking and nurturing the continent's creative potential, we can create a change in Africa's future.
Accepting his 2006 TED Prize, Cameron Sinclair demonstrates how passionate designers and architects can respond to world housing crises. He unveils his TED Prize wish for a network to improve global living standards through collaborative design.
Accepting his 2008 TED Prize, author Dave Eggers asks the TED community to personally, creatively engage with local public schools. With spellbinding eagerness, he talks about how his 826 Valencia tutoring center inspired others around the world to open
Philosopher John Searle lays out the case for studying human consciousness -- and systematically shoots down some of the common objections to taking it seriously. As we learn more about the brain processes that cause awareness, accepting that consciousness is a biological phenomenon is an important first step. And no, he says, consciousness is n...
The digital platforms you and your family use every day -- from online games to education apps and medical portals -- may be collecting and selling your children's data, says anthropologist Veronica Barassi. Sharing her eye-opening research, Barassi urges parents to look twice at digital terms and conditions instead of blindly accepting them -- ...
Living in a city means accepting a certain level of dysfunction: long commutes, noisy streets, underutilized spaces. Carlos Moreno wants to change that. He makes the case for the "15-minute city," where inhabitants have access to all the services they need to live, learn and thrive within their immediate vicinity -- and shares ideas for making u...
The days are past (if they ever existed) when a person, company or brand could tightly control their reputation -- online chatter and spin mean that if you're relevant, there's a constant, free-form conversation happening about you that you have no control over. Tim Leberecht offers three big ideas about accepting that loss of control, even desi...
Decades ago, few pediatricians had heard of autism. In 1975, 1 in 5,000 kids was estimated to have it. Today, 1 in 68 is on the autism spectrum. What caused this steep rise? Steve Silberman points to “a perfect storm of autism awareness” — a pair of psychologists with an accepting view, an unexpected pop culture moment and a new clinical test. B...
Robert Fischell invented the rechargeable pacemaker, the implantable insulin pump, and devices that warn of epileptic seizures and heart attacks. Yet it's not just his inventive genius that makes him fascinating, but his determination to make the world a better place.
About this event: You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our December edition — themed Accepting Creativity— is curated by TEDxTheHague enthusiast Gijs Niezink. Gijs writes:
"As a person who is interested in the use of human capital, especially the use of creativity, I would like to reflect on all three levels of the use and acceptance of c...
Event details: The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands · December 14, 2012
About this event: This year our event seeks to spread ideas that encourage people to look toward the future where we can foster change, as well be receptive and accepting to new perspectives that broaden our outlook on life.
Event details: Columbus, Ohio, United States · March 13, 2021
About this event: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDxHarrisburg is a locally organized event to inspire attendees to thrive in, and alongside, Harrisburg. Please visit TEDxHarrisburg.com, or email Ashleigh at TEDxHarrisburg@gmail.com for more information. Tickets go on sale August 19 at Noon.We are no longer accepting speaker applications for this event.
Event details: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States · October 2, 2016
About this event: Women the world over are no longer accepting the status quo. They're rising up, breaking out and pushing boundaries. Whatever their focus and talent — business, technology, art, science, politics — these pioneers and their allies are joining forces in an explosion of discovery and ingenuity to drive real, meaningful change
Event details: FIORANO MODENESE, Emilia-Romagna, Italy · November 30, 2018
About this event: This year, we will address assumptions. One definition for assumption: a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof. The talks at TEDxHastingsSt this year will address the necessity and dangers of assumptions as well as strategies for putting our assumptions to the test and accepting the results.
Event details: Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand · August 9, 2019
About this event: Remember that moment that changed everything? That moment that triggered you to move from accepting status quo to relentlessly fighting for what you believed in? Join us for an evening of conversation that explores moments that have paved the way for ordinary people to become extraordinary leaders.
Featured speaker: Movita Johnson-Harrell
Event details: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States · September 17, 2018
Via the YouTube Blog: Last year, TED kicked off a challenge to the advertising industry called Ads Worth Spreading, our global search for innovation, ingenuity and intelligence in advertising. This year, we are delighted to announce that we’re now accepting entries to the current challenge through our Ads Worth Spreading channel on YouTube. ...
About this event: Women the world over are no longer accepting the status quo. They're rising up, breaking out and pushing boundaries. Whatever their focus and talent — business, technology, art, science, politics — these pioneers and their allies are joining forces in an explosion of discovery and ingenuity to drive real, meaningful change.
Event details: Kolkata, West Bengal, India · November 28, 2018
About this event: Do you LOVE TED talks? Have you thought about giving one yourself or know someone in our community with an "idea worth spreading"? The locally based Executive Team is accepting applications for speakers!
Applications for Speakers DUE September 15th, 2019!
TEDxHieronymusPark 2020 will ta...
Event details: Hamilton, Montana, United States · January 17, 2020