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Why TED takes two weeks off every summer


TED.com is about to go quiet for two weeks. No new TED Talks will be posted on the web until Monday, July 10, 2017, while most of the TED staff takes our annual two-week vacation.

TEDWomen update: Black Lives Matter wins Sydney Peace Prize


Founders of the Black Lives Matter movement — from left, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi, interviewed onstage by TEDWomen cohost Mia Birdsong at TEDWomen 2016 in San Francisco.

An updated design for TED Talks


It’s been a few years since the TED Talks video page was last updated, but a new design begins rolling out this week.

An updated design for TED Talks


It’s been a few years since the TED Talks video page was last updated, but new design begins rolling out this week.

A noninvasive method for deep brain stimulation, a new class of Emerging Explorers, and much more


As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights. Surface-level brain stimulation.

5 TED Radio Hour episodes that explore what it’s like to be human


TED Radio Hour started in 2013, and while I’ve only been working on the show for about a year, it’s one of my favorite parts of my job.

A noninvasive method for deep brain stimulation, a new class of Emerging Explorers, and much more


As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights. Surface-level brain stimulation.

5 TED Radio Hour episodes that explore what it’s like to be human


TED Radio Hour started in 2013, and while I’ve only been working on the show for about a year, it’s one of my favorite parts of my job.

Sneak preview lineup unveiled for Africa’s next TED Conference


On August 27, an extraordinary group of people will gather in Arusha, Tanzania, for TEDGlobal 2017, a four-day TED Conference for “those with a genuine interest in the betterment of the continent,” says curator Emeka Okafor.

Sneak preview lineup unveiled for Africa’s next TED Conference


On August 27, an extraordinary group of people will gather in Arusha, Tanzania, for TEDGlobal 2017, a four-day TED Conference for “those with a genuine interest in the betterment of the continent,” says curator Emeka Okafor.

Two surprising strategies for effective innovation


Picture this: Three kids are given a LEGO set with the pieces to build a fire department. All of them want to build as many new toys as possible.

Listen in on couples therapy with Esther Perel, Tabby’s star dims again, and more


Behold, your recap of TED-related news: The truth about couples. Ever wonder what goes on in couples therapy?

TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak unearths ancient mysteries on “60 Minutes”

What’s the best way to find something lost on the ground, like a historical site from a civilization lost to time?

Meet the TEDGlobal 2017 Fellows


Meet the new class of TEDGlobal 2017 Fellows! Representing 18 countries — including, for the first time in our program, Somalia, Uruguay, Liberia and Zimbabwe — this class clears a high bar of talent, creativity and eccentricity.

Meet the TEDGlobal 2017 Fellows


Meet the class of TEDGlobal 2017 Fellows! Representing 18 countries — including, for the first time in our program, Somalia, Uruguay and Zimbabwe — this class clears a high bar of talent, creativity and eccentricity.

TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak unearths ancient mysteries on 60 Minutes

What’s the best way to find something lost on the ground, like a historical site from a civilization lost to time?

Filmmaker Jen Brea gets a Sundance fellowship, Pamela Ronald makes the case for engineered rice, and more


Behold, your recap of TED-related news: A new Sundance grant helps indie films get seen. Making a film is hard enough — but getting the film seen by an audience can be just as difficult, especially in this era of non-stop media shifts.

We asked 3 experts: How will AI change our lives in the near future?


Imagine a world where your car drives itself, your fridge does the grocery shopping, and robots work alongside you.

In memory of Benjamin Barber


Benjamin Barber spoke at TED Global 2013. Photo by James Duncan Davidson. Nation states are failing miserably on some of the more urgent global challenges of the modern age — especially climate change, predatory capitalism, terrorism and forced migration.

In memory of Benjamin Barber


Benjamin Barber spoke at TED Global 2013. Photo by James Duncan Davidson. Nation states are failing miserably on some of the more urgent global challenges of the modern age — especially climate change, predatory capitalism, terrorism and forced migration.


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