When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfor...
Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction -- from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they're bad for us. Learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover a simple but profound tactic that mi...
The thrill of chasing your dreams and pursuing creative endeavors can wear on you. When things feel overwhelming, take a deep breath and let these TED Talks reinvigorate your sense of purpose and passion.
In this breathtaking talk, world champion freediver Guillaume Néry takes us with him into the ocean's depths. Meter by meter, he explains the physical and emotional impact of water pressure, silence and holding your breath. His eloquent description of the underwater experience reveals the hidden poetry of freediving.
The place that travel writer Pico Iyer would most like to go? Nowhere. In a counterintuitive and lyrical meditation, Iyer takes a look at the incredible insight that comes with taking time for stillness. In our world of constant movement and distraction, he teases out strategies we all can use to take back a few minutes out of every day, or a fe...
Working hard but not improving? You're not alone. Eduardo Briceño reveals a simple way to think about getting better at the things you do, whether that's work, parenting or creative hobbies. And he shares some useful techniques so you can keep learning and always feel like you're moving forward.
Our attention gets hijacked by everything from the stress in our lives to the ding of our phones. Neuroscientist Amishi Jha shows how we can cultivate the ability to focus on what really matters.
“I think, therefore I am distracted.”
If Descartes were writing today, this is what his famous aphorism might have become. We’re living in an age o...
Artist David Gurman's installations use live data feeds from conflict zones to trigger lights, tolling bells, shadows and more, connecting us to the rhythms and intensity of far-away violence in real time.
How did you start thinking about conflict in art?
I was interested in resonance and wave patterns and energetic exchanges as early as 1...
About this event: A fun evening featuring thought provoking talks on a variety of topics including: stress and mindfulness, art and design, the environment, volunteerism, computer science and psychology
Event details: Groton, Massachusetts, United States · March 25, 2016
About this event: Learn about the future of mindfulness, artificial intelligence, and the human language at TEDXYouth@Zurich on Saturday, March 10th. The event will take place at Zurich International School in Adliswil from 13.00- 16.30.
Event details: Adliswil, Zürich (de), Switzerland · March 10, 2018
About this event: You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our November edition — themed Being Present in the Moment— is curated by Yolanthe Smit. Yolanthe writes:
"How do we become aware of being in the moment? How and when do we feel it and where? How does 'being present' relate to our concept of time? Tonight we will explore, in an experie...
Event details: The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands · November 9, 2012
Kiran Bedi's campaign to bring mindfulness to prisons was expressed in one amazing photo: 1,000 prisoners meditating in one room.
Sheikha Al Mayassa (live via satellite from TEDxDoha) on cultural development in the Middle East: It must be done organically, from within the region.
Naomi Klein: "Our underlying assu...
About this event: Join TEDxUniversityofPittsburgh for our first ever Salon. New this year, Salons will be a series of events meant to foster conversation around ideas worth spreading.
Tickets: (This event is open only to students at the University of Pittsburgh. You must bring your Pitt ID).
Event details: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States · February 4, 2018
About this event: The theme of this year's TEDxPrincetonU is Catalyst. Our conference will feature catalysts—people and ideas aggressively changing their respective fields. From mindfulness to artificial organs, catalytic reactions permeate our lives. Join us, as we explore how catalysts are actively shaping our future.
Event details: Princeton, New Jersey, United States · March 26, 2016
About this event: TEDx Sunset Park, is a two-hour event that will focus on strategies of mindsight (Dan Siegel), mindfulness (Diana Winston) and metacognition (Alise Shafer Ivey). Each speaker will discuss insights into how these concepts can transform the way we live and act.
Event details: Santa Monica, California, United States · June 8, 2012
About this event: TEDxScarsdale launched on Sunday, March 11th, 2018 from 2-4 pm. Located in the Scarsdale High School Auditorium, the presentation included keynote talks from Alan Schwarz (SHS '86!), Suzanne Nossel (SHS '87!), Divya Narendra, Frank King, and Viktor Koen centered around the theme "Meaningful Mindfulness." Thank you for attending! We hope to see y...
Event details: Scarsdale, New York, United States · March 11, 2018
About this event: The world is made up of interdependent relationships, some quite obvious and others less so. As daily participants in this system we often miss these interactions. TEDxSpokane: Connections and Intersections creates an environment of mindfulness and openness to find new meaning in seemingly unrelated ideas. This year’s event will explore the i...
Event details: Spokane, Washington, United States · October 13, 2014
About this event: Since the beginning of civilization, the campfire has been a place for people to come together - a place to tell stories, learn from each other, and gain a sense of belonging and community.
We welcome you to our modern campfire, where we’ll share new ideas that will shape our future together. We’ll be having conversations about masculinity, rel...
Event details: San Francisco, California, United States · January 16, 2019