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"I want you to reimagine how life is organized on earth," says global strategist Parag Khanna. As our expanding cities grow ever more connected through transportation, energy and communications networks, we evolve from geography to what he calls "connectography." This emerging global network civilization holds the promise of reducing pollution a...
"I dream of a world where geography classes teach about the climate crisis as this one great challenge that was won by people like you and me," says climate activist Luisa Neubauer. With Greta Thunberg, Neubauer helped initiate "Fridays For Future," the momentous international school strike movement that protests the lack of action on the climat...
Liz Ogbu is an architect who works on spatial justice: the idea that justice has a geography and that the equitable distribution of resources and services is a human right. In San Francisco, she's questioning the all too familiar story of gentrification: that poor people will be pushed out by development and progress. "Why is it that we treat cu...
Rebecca Firth works closely with NGOs, UN agencies and corporate partners to ensure maps are put to effective use.
Jared Diamond investigates why cultures prosper or decline -- and what we can learn by taking a broad look across many kinds of societies.
Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd is a leading international expert in weather and climate and is the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia.
Juliet Brophy explores human evolution in southern Africa.
Danny Dorling teaches and writes about the geography of our human world.
A researcher at the London think tank Demos, Charles Leadbeater was early to notice the rise of "amateur innovation" -- great ideas from outside the traditional walls, from people who suddenly have the tools to collaborate, innovate and make their expertise known.
Lauren Pharr promotes the role of vultures in forensic science.
James Howard Kunstler may be the world’s most outspoken critic of suburban sprawl. He believes the end of the fossil fuels era will soon force a return to smaller-scale, agrarian communities -- and an overhaul of the most destructive features of postwar society.
With a career that fuses rock and roll, corporate identity creation, and impressionistic geography, Paula Scher is a master conjurer of the instantly familiar.
Designer at play
The work of Nigerian-born Iké Udé explores a world of dualities: photographer/performance artist, artist/spectator, African/post-nationalist, mainstream/marginal, individual/everyman and fashion/art.
About this event: This event is being hosted to start conversations spurred by thinking "what would ___ be like if it were approached, studied, or implemented without limits?" We've selected a diverse group of speakers from various vocations, geography, and ages to explore this exciting concept!
Event details: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States · June 20, 2016
About this event: A day of talks by students, staff and parents from The King Alfred School community on the subject of Connections. With talks on topics including the benefits of Horror, the colour of music, the power of sailing, femicide in Uruguay, the plague and the yoga of geography it's guaranteed to be an enlightening and inspiring day.
Event details: Hampstead, London, City of, United Kingdom · February 8, 2020
About this event: TEDxYouth@GRHS brings the Power of Ideas Worth Spreading to the AP Human Geography students at George Ranch High School. At TEDxYouth@GRHS, students with great ideas and great opinions spark lively debates and expansion on ideas presented through pre-recorded TEDTalks.
Event details: Richmond, Texas, United States · December 17, 2012
About this event: Ideas shared involve risk-taking and may involve mistakes. We have focused our curating efforts towards people who were going, or had gone, beyond limitations. we are hinting at geography as well as the limits of our imaginations. Inspiring and exhilarating, we invite you – to discover, explore, and challenge THE UNCHARTED.
Event details: Kansas City, Missouri, United States · September 21, 2013
About this event: We've been navigating with maps that precede our geography. We are following the long way back in search of the short way forth. Admittedly, we have drifted away from what is ahead. Hopefully, we're not too late to realize we won't make it on time. Hopefully, we won't be too proud to take a shortcut.
Event details: Athens, Attiki, Greece · January 20, 2017
About this event: This conference, "The Future of Europe", is about inspiring the generation of students who attend the secondary part of the European School of Brussels 3. There will be a total of 5 different sessions throughout the conference, where different speakers will come to talk about different subjects, beginning with science, then economics and politic...
Event details: Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, Région de (fr), Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest (nl), Belgium · February 6, 2018
It wouldn’t be a conference about dreams without an ode to John Lennon. In this session, we take a cue from his iconic lyric and imagine a world without borders. Get ready for talks on mega-cities and online museums, as well as on the global movement to end poverty, Islamophobia and climate change. Recaps of the talks in Session 7, “Imagi...
Posted February 17, 2016
About this event: The 3 C's include CREATIVITY-COLLABORATION-COMPASSION. Attendees will embrace & experience the 3 C's in a way that will act as a catalyst for discovering their own brilliance. TEDxWindsor is about breaking barriers of Geography, Gender & Generations. It's about reintroducing ourselves on the most basic, universal, HUMAN level. As a...
Event details: Windsor, Ontario, Canada · March 2, 2011
About this event: TEDWomen 2013 will celebrate invention in all its forms. Not just technology and things, but also solutions to poverty; approaches to peacemaking; expressions of art, and at times, our own lives. Some of the questions we’re asking: How does geography impact innovation? How do new technologies shape our lives? How do great ideas take flight? How ...
Event details: Squamish, British Columbia, Canada · December 6, 2013
About this event: Art and Exchange will feature topics such as Art and Technology by Chad Eby, Art and Science by Meg Mitchell, Art Therapy by David Gussak, and Phil Steinberg will discuss his collaboration between Art and Geography. Working with other departments is something that is exceptionally important for students. Collaborating with other departments not ...
Event details: Tallahassee, Florida, United States · November 19, 2010
“Should Scotland be an independent country?” is a question Scots answered "no" to this week. Why did Scotland consider breaking up with the UK? Who else has stopped being British over the past few centuries? And what's the deal with Scottish unicorns, anyway? 3 ideas behind the news. Source: “Scottish referendum explained for non-Brits,” the Gu...
Posted September 18, 2014
Niall Ferguson: Most of the $195,000 billion of wealth in the world was made after around 1800 and most is owned by Westerners. Why did wealth accrue to the West? Ferguson says: It's not geography, it's not national character. It's ideas and institutions. Call them the "killer apps" of civilization. Photo: James Duncan Davidson / TED ...
Posted July 13, 2011
This fall, TED welcomes Colin Helms as its Head of Media. In this leadership team role, Colin will oversee strategy and operations of TED’s core media business, including video production, new format development, distribution, social media, mobile and design. Colin brings more than 20 years of experience in both digital and traditional me...
Posted November 9, 2016
“How can I come from a nation? How can a human being come from a concept?” With these questions the majestic Taiye Selasi, author of Ghana Must Go, closes talks for Day 1 of TEDGlobal 2014. Having just come back from a tour, Selasi is irked and perplexed by the consistently inconsistent way she was introduced at each event: by a biography...
Posted October 7, 2014
"We build them, we cross them, sometimes we burn them." TED Content Director Kelly Stoetzel kicks off TEDWomen 2017 with an explanation of how she and conference curator Pat Mitchell developed this year's rich conference theme, Bridges. "Over the next three days we’ll hear talks from artists and architects, entrepreneurs, scientists and acti...
Posted November 2, 2017
About this event: TEDxTheRocks hosted our second community event at the CATC Design School (www.catc.edu.au) on Saturday 7th December! Attendees spent an inspirational afternoon with us, as we watched the TEDWomen 2013 Conference (http://conferences.ted.com/TEDWomen2013/) live stream. In San Francisco for the first time, TEDWomen 2013 channelled the bootstrap...
Event details: The Rocks, New South Wales, Australia · December 7, 2013