We know that innovative ideas and fresh approaches to challenging problems can be discovered inside visionary businesses around the world. The TED Institute partners with a select number of these organizations to help surface and share these ideas. Talks from past TED Institute events have opened up new channels of communication and inspired innovation across each organization. Learn more about TED Institute.
After his HIV diagnosis, former pro rugby player Gareth Thomas set out on a mission to tackle the stigma and shame that prevent people from getting the testing and care they need. In this empowering talk, Thomas shares his mission to demystify and redefine what it means to live with HIV -- and shares how each of us can normalize conversations around all vilified conditions.
What happens when the data-driven capabilities of AI are combined with human creativity and ingenuity? Shining a light on the opportunities this futuristic collaboration could bring to the workplace, AI expert Shervin Khodabandeh shares how to redesign companies so that people and machines can learn from each other.
In this practical talk, cybersecurity expert Nadya Bartol brings this crucial topic out into the open, lifting the shame around tech mistakes and offering creative ways to celebrate and reward good cybersecurity habits at work and beyond.
Shopping is about more than just what you buy: it's a treasure hunt to discover something new, a negotiation to get a great deal, a time to catch up with friends and family. But for many, online shopping has turned the experience into an impersonal, unsatisfactory event. Is there a way to bring back the magic? With exciting examples from companies in India, Thailand and China, consumer expert Nimisha Jain introduces us to "conversational commerce," a new retail model that combines the convenience of a digital experience with the personalized touch of a real, human interaction.
The racial wealth gap in the United States is shocking: white families have a median wealth nearly 10 times greater than that of Black families. How did we get here, and how can we stop the gap from growing? Wealth equity strategist Kedra Newsom Reeves provides a short history on the origins and perpetuation of racial wealth inequality in the US -- and outlines four ways financial institutions can expand opportunity for Black individuals, families, entrepreneurs and communities.
There's a lot we can learn from Mongolian nomads about how to survive in the years to come, says environmental activist Khulan Batkhuyag. Taking us on a journey through the country's stunning rural landscape, she shows how Mongolian nomads have survived in remote areas for thousands of years by virtue of some truly incredible, earth-friendly, zero-waste innovations. There's wisdom here for all of us on how to live more minimally, sustainably and in harmony with Mother Nature.
"Complete silence is very addictive," says Rebecca Knill, a writer who has cochlear implants that enable her to hear. In this funny, insightful talk, she explores the evolution of assistive listening technology, the outdated way people still respond to deafness and how we can shift our cultural understanding of ability to build a more inclusive world. "Technology has come so far," Knill says. "Our mindset just needs to catch up."
Could the strange orbits of small, distant objects in our solar system lead us to a big discovery? Planetary astronomer Mike Brown proposes the existence of a new, giant planet lurking in the far reaches of our solar system -- and shows us how traces of its presence might already be staring us in the face.
Sexual assault is never the victim's fault, says advocate Kristin Jones. In this courageous talk, she tells her story of overcoming the shame that followed sexual abuse as a teenager -- and shares how parents can foster an open conversation about abuse to empower kids and encourage them to ask for help. (This talk contains mature content)
TED@DestinationCanada featured a diverse group of speakers and performers from across Canada, spotlighting the country’s outdoor landscapes, authentic Indigenous experiences, incredible urban, culinary offerings and more. The event focused on the idea of “O P E N” - when we come together with open hearts and minds, anything is possible.
TED@BCG 2022 included two in-person events, “brighter future(s),” and “Embracing Change.” Both thought-provoking programs featured a diverse group of speakers from the BCG community and beyond, and explored meaningful ideas on how we can envision changes for the world in an unprecedented, ever-changing time.
TED@BCG 2022 brighter future(s)
TED@BCG: Evolutions is the tenth event TED and Boston Consulting Group have co-hosted to spotlight leading thinkers from around the globe and share their solutions for a better world. After a year of slowing down and shifting priorities due to the pandemic, we can use this moment to find a better way forward. In a day of virtual talks, interviews and performances, speakers explored a range of innovative solutions aimed at addressing the climate crisis, cybersecurity, inequality, trust and more
In a year unlike any other, TED@BCG 2020 held true to its mission by sharing new ideas from leading thinkers from the Boston Consulting Group community. On October 21st, our 9th TED@BCG debuted 14 original TED talks and 2 interviews to a virtual audience around the globe. Under the theme "Symbiotic", speakers explored ideas about a future in which people, technology, and nature thrive interdependently.
In the face of disruptive change, TED and the Project Management Institute have partnered to share the ideas behind awe-inspiring business projects, creative pursuits and innovative collaborations. Held on September 25-26, 2020 TED@PMI was a two-day virtual experience that highlighted twelve "action leaders" from the PMI community who are turning big ideas into a better reality.
TED@WellsFargo Charlotte 2020
Held in Charlotte, North Carolina, our first TED@WellsFargo event showcased ideas worth spreading from thirteen Wells Fargo Team Members. The talks demonstrated how human empathy and problem-solving can combine with technology to transform lives (and banking) for the better. Together, with diverse perspectives, passionate teamwork, and innovative thinking, we can push the boundaries of what's possible.
TED@NAS Washington, D.C. 2019
TED partnered with The National Academy of Sciences, The Kavli Foundation, and the Simons Foundation to bring to life the first TED@NAS, an exciting day of original science-focused TED Talks from within our shared knowledge networks. Our speakers and performers celebrated science, which empowers us to bring together diverse perspectives, sparking insights that affect our everyday lives.
TED@BCG Mumbai 2019
The 8th edition of TED@BCG was held in Mumbai, India, to explore how we can unlock our full potential — human, technological, and natural — to accomplish things we never thought possible. Our speakers and performers demonstrated that in order to succeed in the next decade and beyond, we can't just optimize for what we know — we need to keep learning, imagining, and inventing.
TED@DuPont Philadelphia 2019
In our inaugural year, TED@DuPont set out to create a new framework for innovation itself — to ignite an idea engine and transform the world together. The day’s topics ranged from science, technology, and beyond — from the chemistry of everyday life to “smart” clothing, enzyme research, and ultimately the future of our world.
TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany 2018
In its second year, TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany set out to unearth "The Art of Possibility". Visionaries, dreamers and changemakers shared their bold visions of the future -- from grassroots healthcare to the sound of electric cars -- pushing the boundaries of what is possible.
TED@BCG Toronto 2018
The 7th edition of TED@BCG explored how industries and individuals can transform "business as usual". Entrepreneurs, scientists, academics and innovators took the stage to share how we can "reboot" traditional operating systems, rethink our goals and redefine how we live and work.
TED@UPS Atlanta 2018
For the fourth year in a row, TED has partnered with UPS to reexamine the question "What if?" The role of human imagination in solving our most intractable problems has never been more critical. Once again, TED@UPS brought brilliant minds to the stage to imagine the greatest ideas and innovations of our time, sparked by a simple "What if?"
With a bold vision of the future, TED@Westpac examined the exponential possibilities that come from embracing innovation, celebrating diversity, and opening ourselves up to new ways of thinking.
TED@IBM San Francisco
The fourth edition of TED@IBM pushed and prodded by asking the question "Why not?" Technologists, artists, and entrepreneurs expanded our worldview in search of new solutions to some of the world's biggest challenges.
TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
The inaugural TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany event featured a diverse group of leaders from science, technology, academia and society from across Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany community who have been at the forefront of breakthroughs and innovation.
Since 2015, TED has partnered with UPS to bring global experts at the forefront of innovation in business, logistics, design, and technology to the stage. TED@UPS — held on July 20, 2017, at SCADShow in Atlanta, Georgia — speakers and performers showed how daring human imagination can solve some of our most difficult problems.
In its fifth year, TED@BCG Milan took on the theme of "Break the Mold" by embracing new thinking, expanding their worldview on technology and global business with humanity at the center of each moment.
For the inaugural TED@Tommy event in Amsterdam, Tommy Hilfiger and the TED Institute partnered to unearth bold ideas around the theme "The courage to...". Exploring ideas around fashion, technology, parenting and more, speakers addressed a broad range of topics important to the fashion industry and beyond.
TED@BCG Paris embraced the concept of continuous change. To manage the growing complexities of this new normal, speakers sought inspiration from history and biology to describe creative, imaginative, unexpected ways ahead.
TED@UPS Atlanta unlocked the opportunities of the question “What if?” Daring to engage with the boundless future, speakers explored innovations in language, trade and technology to imagine a future full of possibilities for all.
TED@IBM San Francisco
TED@IBM San Francisco explored ingenuity as a driving force in dreaming up solutions to our most pressing problems. Ignited by a simple spark, speakers shared how inspiration demands action if we are to reach our greatest potential.
TED@BCG London brought together leaders from business, academic and civil society to stake out the forefront of change and transformation, and led us through the pursuit of growing onward and upward.
TED@UPS Atlanta put a spotlight on ideas, projects and insights that bolster the far-reaching consequences of advancing forward through obstacles.
TED@IBM San Francisco
TED@IBM San Francisco brought to light the often-overlooked. Examining social structures and sustainable approaches, TED@IBM explored the necessity of invention to build a better world.
TED@StateStreet Boston showcased the power of collaboration in the never-ending challenge to build a better world.
TED@BCG Berlin illuminated the revelations in big data, cognitive science, and creative disruption that keep companies ahead of the curve.
TED@IBM San Francisco
TED@IBM San Francisco brought focus to the ideas, data and insights that celebrate the thinkers reimagining our world.
TED@StateStreet London explored the forces driving change today and the ways that we can harness them.
TED@Unilever New York
TED@Unilever New York brought together groundbreaking activists and innovators to lead transformation through shifting perspectives and imagining a brighter future.
TED@BCG San Francisco
TED@BCG San Francisco featured changemakers from the worlds of business, design, entrepreneurship and nonprofits who are radically reinventing the rules.
TED@BCG Singapore faced a rapidly and radically transforming world with new approaches to the economy, society and sunstability in a fearless congress on the shape of change.
TED@Intel Santa Clara
TED@Intel Santa Clara gathered speakers to share ideas and visions of how we can be champions of the future in progress.
TED@StateStreet Boston imagined new ways to build momentum behind the forces driving change and how we can harness them.
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