Skip to content…
Browse the library of TED talks and speakers
100+ collections of TED Talks, for curious minds
Watch, share and create lessons with TED-Ed
Talks from independently organized local events
Explore TED offerings by topic
The easy option. Let us choose for you!
Our daily coverage of the world of ideas
Updates from TED and highlights from our global community
Short books to feed your craving for ideas
Curated course material for educators and life long learners
Inspiration delivered straight to your inbox
Take part in our events: TED, TEDGlobal, TEDActive and more
Find and attend local, independently organized events
Experience the conferences from home
Join an online conversation
Organize a local TEDx event
Rules and resources to help you plan a local TEDx event
Bring TED to the non-English speaking world
Get involved in the yearly prize for world-changing ideas
Join or support innovators from around the globe
Recommend speakers, TED Prize recipients, Fellows and more
Our mission, history, team, and more
TED Conferences, past, present, and future
Programs & Initiatives
Detail about TED's world-changing initiatives
Partner with us
Learn how you can partner with us
A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of big problems.
Video playlists about Big problems
The big picture
15 talks •
Must-listen talks about the future of the environment, crime, technology, government and the human race.
Everything you thought ... was wrong
10 talks •
10 counterintuitive talks to flip your thinking on everything from shoes to aid organizations to the universe.
Talks about Big problems
Why business can be good at solving social problems
3 reasons we still haven’t gotten rid of malaria
Let's talk crap. Seriously.
Can democracy exist without trust?
Why I must speak out about climate change
Auret van Heerden
Making global labor fair
The Happy Planet Index
Social experiments to fight poverty
Solving social problems with a nudge
Global ethic vs. national interest
Transition to a world without oil