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5 traits we look for in TED Fellows


Every year, TED opens applications for its new group of TED Fellows. We get thousands of applications from all corners of the world, representing every field under the sun — musical theater, electric aviation, landscape architecture, quantum computing. How do we select just 20 people to become part of the new class TED Fellows? It’s []
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Have an idea to share? Apply to our TED Idea Search: Latin America 2021


Do you have a TED Talk to share with the world? TED is hosting its second idea search of 2021 with a mission to hear big, bold ideas — this time specifically from Latin America.  TED Idea Search: Latin America 2021 is open to anyone living in or descended from South America, Mexico, Central America []
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How TED Fellows shape your future


Have you ever wondered what, or who, shapes your future? What we’ve noticed over the past decade of selecting TED Fellows is that the people who are actually shaping the future are the people doing the work, often at the local level. They’re the ones working on the ground to better their communities — and []
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“Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter,” a new podcast from the TED Audio Collective, premieres May 19


Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter, the newest podcast from the TED Audio Collective, launches on May 19. Body Stuff will bust the lies you’re told — and sold — about your personal health. Body Stuff is hosted by celebrated OB/GYN, pain medicine physician and TED speaker Dr. Jen Gunter, who has made it her []
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Evolutions: The talks of TED@BCG 2021


Evolutions don’t happen overnight. 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 talks, interviews and performances, nine speakers and performers explored a range of innovative solutions aimed at addressing the climate crisis, cybersecurity, inequality, trust []
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Meet the 2021 class of TED Fellows


The TED Fellows program is thrilled to announce the 2021 cohort of TED Fellows, whose work spans five continents and represents 14 countries — including, for the first time, Peru. Each TED Fellow was selected for their remarkable achievements, the potential impact of their work and their commitment to community building. This year’s TED Fellows []
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“WorkLife with Adam Grant” is back for fourth season with lessons on rethinking


Organizational psychologist, best-selling author and TED speaker Adam Grant returns Tuesday, March 30 with season four of WorkLife with Adam Grant, a TED original podcast series that takes you inside the minds of fascinating people to help us rethink how we work, lead and live. “With 12 new episodes, we’re tackling some of the biggest, []
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The ZigZag Project launches from the TED Audio Collective


ZigZag, a business podcast about being human hosted by Manoush Zomorodi (who also hosts TED Radio Hour with NPR), returns March 25 with its sixth season in the form of The ZigZag Project. The latest iteration of the show takes listeners on a journey to discover new ways to align business ambitions with systemic change []
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TED@Work reimagines TED Talks for workplace learning


Inspire new ways of working with TED@Work. Request a demo here. 2020 required businesses to embrace change like never before, and reminded them what’s needed to stay afloat: more innovation, more authenticity and more brave conversations. They looked to TED for help. For years, learning and development teams at companies have reached out to TED []
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Impact: A day of talks in partnership with DWEN


Everything you do boils down to impact. Whether personal or professional, you build, design and imagine in pursuit of creating lasting change for the wider world. So, how do you make it happen? At TED Salon: Impact, a virtual event presented by TED and Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN), four speakers and one performer explored []
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A TED series takes a look at the link between your money and your mind


Have you ever painstakingly crafted a budget only to wildly overspend on your next outing? Or bought something that you instantly regretted but couldn’t return? Managing your money can get complicated — but it doesn’t have to be. In TED’s video series Your Money and Your Mind with Wendy De La Rosa, behavioral economist Wendy []
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Become a TED member and help build a better future


An invitation to join a special new membership at TED. Learn more at ted.com/membership Dear TED Friend, First of all, thank you for watching TED Talks. We’d be nothing without our global community of lifelong learners. We have something new and truly special to offer you. A membership that can take your engagement with TED []
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TED launches TED Audio Collective for podcasts


On February 22, 2021, TED launches the TED Audio Collective to house its growing collection of podcasts. While broadly known for its global conferences and signature TED Talk videos, TED is also one of the top podcast publishers in the world. TED podcasts are downloaded 1.65 million times per day in virtually every country on []
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An update on the #MysteryExperiment


As you may recall, we’ve been promoting a #MysteryExperiment at TED. Today we can share with you a few more details. It’s unusual and, potentially, really significant. With funding from an anonymous donor couple in the TED community and under advisement from leading university researchers, we are giving away $2 million in the form of []
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Editor’s Picks: A (non-exhaustive) list of our favorite TED Talks of 2020


As we usher out 2020 — the (enter superlative of your choice) year — let’s take a moment to look back before we close the door for good. What captured our imaginations, reflected our emotions and sparked our hope for a better tomorrow? From the wisdom of Dolly Parton to the life-saving potential of snail []
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TED launches “How to Be a Better Human,” a new original podcast hosted by Chris Duffy


TED will launch a new original podcast — How to Be a Better Human — on January 11. Most of us want to be better, but we’re not sure where to begin. Hosted by comedian and television writer Chris Duffy, How to Be a Better Human isn’t your typical self-improvement podcast. Each week, Chris will []
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Fairness and Our Future: A day of talks in partnership with the UNDP


How do we ensure that tomorrow is better than today, not just for ourselves but also for future generations and the entire planet? Fairness is ultimately the central challenge of sustainable development — development that benefits all, without harming or leaving any behind. At TED Salon: Fairness and Our Future — a virtual program presented []
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A strange TED tease … Here comes the #MysteryExperiment


A mysterious experiment was launched today, supervised by a group of individuals at TED with input from social scientists. It invites members of the public from seven different countries, recruited on Twitter, to apply to take part in what is described as an “exciting, surprising, somewhat time-consuming, but possibly life-changing” experiment. However, the full purpose []
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Want to give a TED Talk? Apply to our Global Idea Search


Do you have a TED Talk to share with the world? TED is hosting two global idea searches in 2021 with a mission: to hear big, bold ideas from every corner of the globe! We’re looking for people who can offer new, unique insights and fresh ways of thinking to a very large audience. Applications []
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TED launches season 3 of “The Way We Work”


Almost overnight, 2020 changed the way we work. Businesses and governments moved online, parents everywhere worked from kitchen tables alongside their kids, and essential frontline workers showed true heroism in the course of their everyday jobs. In TED’s third season of The Way We Work, business leaders and thinkers advise on how to navigate the []
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