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An update on allegations about a TED speaker


Update, August 2022: Adam Foss was charged by the Manhattan district attorney with first-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse. In response, TED has suspended the publication of his talks. Foss pleaded not guilty to the charges. [Details at The New York Times] Update, April 2021: Suffolk County update Original post, November 2020: It has come to TED’s []
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Unlocking potential, elevating stories: TEDinArabic hosts event in Amman, Jordan


In the face of constant change, the world must unlock its full potential — human, natural and technological — to tackle challenges and shape the future. In partnership with Qatar Foundation, TED hosted a TEDinArabic regional event on June 4, 2022, in Amman, Jordan, featuring renowned TED speakers who shared their talks with a live []
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Apply to the TED Idea Search: Southeast Asia 2022


TED is hosting another idea search with a mission to hear big, bold ideas — this time specifically from Southeast Asia. Applications are open to anyone living in Southeast Asia or of Southeast Asian descent. TED Idea Search: Southeast Asia is now open Applicants are required to create a 2-minute video as a part of []
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Why TED takes two weeks off every summer


TED.com is about to go quiet for the weeks of August 1 and August 8, 2022, while most of the TED staff takes our annual two-week summer holiday. Yes, we all, or almost all, go on holiday at the same time. (No, we don’t all go to the same place.) We’ve been doing it this []
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TED Courses are here! Introducing a new way to learn, imagine and grow


Attention curious thinkers, knowledge-seekers, dreamers and doers! If you have a love for learning, you’ll love this. From astrophysics to vulnerability, TED Speakers have taught us so much over the years. With lifelong learners like you in mind, we’re taking the informative power of the talk to another level. TED Courses are a new, interactive []
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How are TED Fellows changing the world?


The TED Fellows program grows in size and impact each year, welcoming 20 new champions of change into its global community after applications open. Now in its 13th year, with more than 530 Fellows from over 100 countries worldwide, Fellows are innovating within every field imaginable — climate change, biology, technology, education, human rights, the []
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TED Launches TED Audio Collective+, a new subscription on Apple Podcasts


Listeners of TED Audio Collective podcasts can now get early access to new episodes of select shows, and an enhanced experience with ad-free listening, with TED Audio Collective+. This new podcast subscription is available for $4.99 per month, or $49.99 per year, through Apple Podcasts in over 170 countries. More than 1.65 million people around []
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What’s next for climate action? The talks from the TED Countdown New York Session 2022


Countdown, TED’s climate action initiative founded in partnership with Future Stewards, launched three years ago with a focus on accelerating solutions to climate change. The goal: to highlight possible pathways forward and weave a story of how we can help build a safer, cleaner, fairer and net-zero future for all. After creating more than 100 []
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Watch Bryce Dallas Howard’s new TED Talk: How to preserve your private life in the age of social media


Growing up in the public eye, multi-hyphenate creator Bryce Dallas Howard experienced the familiar pressure to share her life with the world on social media. But with her mother’s steadfast guidance, Howard learned to set personal boundaries and savor the beauty of private moments. In this personal talk, she draws on three generations of family []
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Apply to be a TED Fellow!


People tend to have a passive relationship with the future. Some can’t wait for it to arrive, expecting the best. Others wish it would never come, fearing the worst. Either way, most of us accept that the future is out of our hands. But not all of us. There are an idealistic few who understand []
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My idea for a new era: The town hall from TED2022


There’s a special tradition on the final day of the annual TED conference: the town hall, an opening of the main stage to TED attendees to reflect on the week’s ideas and experiences, offer timely rebuttals and share their own wisdom. Due to time constraints at TED2022: A New Era, the town hall did not []
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Watch new TED Talks from the Audacious Project


The Audacious Project is TED’s collaborative funding initiative to put ideas for social change into action. Today, we launched eight new talks from this year’s cohort, featuring some of the world’s boldest changemakers and their ideas to solve humanity’s most pressing challenges. Collectively this group has secured more than $900 million in funding from the []
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New era, new shorts: The delightful, energizing interstitials of TED2022


At every TED conference, in every session, there’s a lot going on. Wonder and intrigue abound. How do you ready an audience to have its mind blown again and again? Offer bite-sized moments to laugh, to ponder, to dream between ideas. Here are the shorts that offered those moments of refresh and reflection at TED2022. []
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Have an idea worth spreading? Apply to the TED Idea Search: Africa 2022


TED is hosting another idea search with a mission to hear big, bold ideas — this time specifically from Africa. Applications are open to anyone in or descended from the African continent. TED Idea Search: Africa is now open. Applicants are required to create a two-minute video as a part of their submission. The deadline []
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Elon Musk talks Twitter, Tesla and how his brain works at TED2022


Watch Elon Musk’s exclusive interview at TED2022: In this unedited conversation with head of TED Chris Anderson, Elon Musk digs into the recent news around his bid to purchase Twitter and gets honest about the biggest regret of his career, how his brain works, the future he envisions for the world and a lot more.
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The TED Theater at TED2022, in photos


A visual feast from the TED Theater in Vancouver, BC, Canada during TED2022: A New Era, April 10-14, 2022. Read our live coverage of the conference and watch TED Talks from TED2022. TED2022 Photo Team: Ella DeGea, Mike Femia, Callie Giovanna, Bret Hartman, Ryan Lash, Erin Lubin, Stacie McChesney, Jason Redmond, Gilberto Tadday, Jasmina Tomic []
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Awe: Notes from Session 11 of TED2022


What a week! Eleven mainstage sessions of TED Talks, two sessions of TED Fellows talks, an incredible array of on-site activations, countless Discovery Sessions, parties, dinners and more made TED2022 a triumphant return to Vancouver. The closing session of the conference capped off the week with world-changing ideas from the mountains of Nepal to the []
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Imagination: Notes from Session 10 of TED2022


The wondrous, expansive, absurd creativity of humanity was on full display at Session 10 of TED2022, which featured seven brilliant speakers, one deeply beautiful and imaginative performance and a much-needed comedic interlude. The event: Talks from Session 10 of TED2022, hosted by TED’s Helen Walters When and where: Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at the Vancouver []
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Cities: Notes from Session 9 of TED2022


The future of cities is inextricably tied to the future of humanity. They’re sites of innovation, culture, community building — and, at the same time, home to some of the world’s most intractable problems, like homelessness and pollution. In Session 9 of TED2022, six speakers explored an intentionally provocative whiplash of ideas tied to city []
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Regeneration: Notes from Session 8 of TED2022


Session 8 of TED2022 focused on tackling climate change — in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adapting to the evolving conditions on Earth and regenerating what we’ve already lost. The session was also linked to TED’s climate project, Countdown, launched in 2020 with the goal of championing and accelerating solutions to the climate crisis. []
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