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TEDSummit 2016 kicks off: Photo gallery


It’s the Saturday before the start of TEDSummit, and while the conference staff are prepping and speakers are rehearsing, a few of the tribes gathering this week in Banff got things started a little early.

10 years of TED Talks keeping pace with history


At TED2014, Curator Chris Anderson spoke to whistleblower Edward Snowden through a telepresence robot.

10 years of changing views on climate change


10 years after Al Gore gave his eye-opening TED Talk about global warming, the UN’s Christiana Figueres described the first global effort to fight it.

10 years of TED Talks keeping pace with history


At TED2014, Curator Chris Anderson spoke to whistleblower Edward Snowden through a telepresence robot.

A redesign for death, a monument hidden in plain sight and the intelligence of a bird brain


A design competition to reimagine death. 100 percent of the human population will die, and yet, why don’t we design for this inevitable outcome?

Inside our rebuilt Android app, for TED’s next billion fans


TED’s rebuilt-from-the-ground-up Android app offers, from left: Browsing and search in 24 languages (here’s Japanese); regional highlights, like this talk on Zika, curated and translated for our Brazilian audience; and a library of TED Radio Hour audio podcasts to download or stream.

What if the coolest thing about a 21st-century school wasn’t technology?


At TED2016, a room of TEDsters convened by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation brainstormed the school of the future — a surprisingly low-tech affair.

Applications are now open: Apply to be a TED2017 Fellow


  Bora Yoon, multi-instrumentalist and composer (upper left); Camille A. Brown, choreographer and dancer (right); David Sengeh, biomechatronics engineer and National Geographic Emerging Explorer.

Wider access to SAT prep, a letter on domestic violence, and making sense of genetic variance


A new way to practice for the SAT. The SAT, a standardized college admissions exam, is a mammoth test, and every minute of practice is invaluable.

Leading through adversity: New ideas from TEDWomen speakers

Pat Mitchell, curator of TEDWomen, shares this report with the TED Blog: In April, I had the privilege of moderating a discussion at the Skoll World Forum on the subject of “Leading Through Adversity.” My panel consisted of four powerful women: Mary Robinson, Ireland’s first female president (watch Mary Robinson’s TED Talk); Halla Tómasadóttir, a good friend who is now campaigning to be president of Iceland (watch Halla Tómasadóttir’s TED Talk); Alaa Murabit, an activist who founded The Voice of Libyan Women (watch Alaa’s TED Talk); and Rev.

What learning at the edge of chaos looks like


Normally, “Skype Granny” Lesley Keast  lives in Spain and appears as a giant face on a screen in the School in the Cloud learning lab in Gocharan, India.

The new-look TED.com homepage


This month, TED celebrates a very special anniversary — ten years since we published our first six TED Talks online.

A new take on an old school, the diet myth, and protecting North Korean women


Abandoned school turned maker space. Theaster Gates turns Chicago’s abandoned buildings into thriving hubs for art and education.

Meet TED’s Wikipedians-in-Residence


TED and Wikipedia have teamed up in the spirit of open, accessible knowledge. “I firmly believe that nonprofit organizations should magnify their impact by collaborating wherever their aims align,” says Andy, one of TED’s Wikipedians-in-Residence.

Opening day for Venice Biennale, an invisible landmark, and an economist’s look at Uber’s surge pricing


The TED community has been very busy over the past few weeks. Below, some newsy highlights. 121 years of celebrating art.

Meet TED’s Wikipedians-in-Residence


TED and Wikipedia have teamed up in the spirit of open, accessible knowledge. “I firmly believe that nonprofit organizations should magnify their impact by collaborating wherever their aims align,” says Andy, one of TED’s Wikipedians-in-Residence.

Motherhood without maternity leave, redefining “nude”, and a Pulitzer prize win.


The TED community has lots of news this week. Below, just a few highlights. Motherhood without maternity leave.

A basic income pilot, the history of the gene, and the future of transportation


As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights. A real-world test of basic income.

Four TED Fellows named 2016 National Geographic Emerging Explorers


Image: Kelsey Flora, National Geographic Society Why explore? Why leave the safety of the familiar for the dark and dangerous unknown?

Seeing opportunities for change: The talks of TED@BCG


At the latest TED@BCG event at the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris, a diverse range of speakers took on the theme “to boldly transform.” Photo: Richard Hadley/TED The future is built by those who see opportunities for change and act on them.


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