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.
Imagine your company hires a new employee and then everyone just ignores them, day in and day out, while they sit alone at their desk getting paid to do nothing. This situation actually happens all the time -- when companies invest millions of dollars in new tech tools only to have frustrated employees disregard them, says Nadjia Yousif. In this fun and practical talk, she offers advice on how to better collaborate with the technologies in your workplace -- by treating them like colleagues.
Are you looking closely? Visual educator Amy Herman explains how to use art to enhance your powers of perception and find connections where they may not be apparent. Learn the techniques Herman uses to train Navy SEALS, doctors and crime scene investigators to convert observable details into actionable knowledge with this insightful talk.
Think about the most tired you've ever been at work. It probably wasn't when you stayed late or came home from a road trip -- chances are it was when you had someone looking over your shoulder, watching your each and every move. "If we know that micromanagement isn't really effective, why do we do it?" asks entrepreneur Chieh Huang. In a funny talk packed with wisdom and humility, Huang shares the cure for micromanagement madness -- and how to foster innovation and happiness at work.
Do you ever order clothes online in different sizes and colors, just to try them on and then send back what doesn't work? Aparna Mehta used to do this all time, until she one day asked herself: Where do all these returned clothes go? In an eye-opening talk, she reveals the unseen world of "free" online returns -- which, instead of ending up back on the shelf, are sent to landfills by the billions of pounds each year -- and shares a plan to help put an end to this growing environmental catastrophe.
Some days, it feels like the only thing we can agree on is that we can't agree -- on anything. Drawing on her background as a world debate champion, Julia Dhar offers three techniques to reshape the way we talk to each other so we can start disagreeing productively and finding common ground -- over family dinners, during work meetings and in our national conversations.
Viruses have a bad reputation -- but some of them could one day save your life, says biotech entrepreneur Alexander Belcredi. In this fascinating talk, he introduces us to phages, naturally-occurring viruses that hunt and kill harmful bacteria with deadly precision, and shows how these once-forgotten organisms could provide new hope against the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
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?"
TED@Westpac Sydney 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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.
TED@Tommy Amsterdam 2017
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 Milan 2017
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.
TED@UPS Atlanta 2017
Since 2015, TED has partnered with UPS to bring global experts on 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.
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