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The red TED letters go out to play: Building TED2015’s logo photobooth (now with tech details)
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Six hard-working registration desk staffers take a break to play with the TED letters, at a photo op built by our in-house tech team. A funny thing happens at the end of every TED — after the show wraps, first one brave person, and then duos and groups, rush the stage to get their picture taken with the red TED letters. […]

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“Love brings self-confidence”: 7 quotes from His Holiness the Dalai Lama at TED2015
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Dalai Lama in conversation with Chris Anderson. On the final day of TED2015, Curator Chris Anderson reveals an exclusive video conversation between him and his Holiness the Dalai Lama, filmed in Vancouver in October 2014. In their talk, the Dalai Lama speaks about two kinds of happiness, how all humans can coexist, and the cooperation between […]

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Behind-the-scenes at TED2015: The midway point
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The Truth and Dare stairs at the entrance of TED2015. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED Bill Gates talks about what we learned from the Ebola epidemic — and how we can actually be prepared for the next one. Read about this session. Photo: Bret Hartman/TED TED Fellow Camille Seaman signs her book Melting Away, about the personality of […]

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The story of TEDConnect, a conference app for real-life interaction
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The TEDConnect app is built to inspire real-life interactions. At TEDGlobal 2014, two attendees share their contact information using the Badge Scanner feature. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED The goal of our conference app, TEDConnect? To get you to put down your phone and talk to people. “The idea is to foster in-person connection — to allow attendees […]

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TEDxGalápagos tells the story of Galapagos’ humans
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Attendees at TEDxGalápagos have some photo fun. While the Galápagos Islands are famous for their wildlife, the focus of this event was on: the people that live there. Photo: Courtesy of TEDxGalápagos There aren’t many places on earth more mythical than the Galápagos Islands, the archipelago that sparked Charles Darwin to form his theory of […]

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Filmmaker, blogger … butcher? How TED Fellow Bassam Tariq works to upend conventional views of Muslim life
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Artist Bassam Tariq is determined to shine a light on the incredible diversity of Muslim life – and he does it by any means necessary. Known for his blogging project 30 Mosques in 30 Days, Tariq and a friend took a month-long road trip through all 50 states, breaking their Ramadan fast each evening in […]

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Meet the 2015 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows
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We are thrilled to announce the new class of Fellows for TED2015. These 21 game-changing thinkers represent 15 countries—including, for the first time in our program, Vietnam, Romania and Tunisia. They work across disciplines, at the forefront of their fields. They include a South African physicist using lasers to target HIV and cancer; a German/Moroccan […]

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A rugged, mobile wifi device brings the web to schools in Africa and beyond
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Now that BRCK has launched, Ushahidi is turning its attention to where it will be best put to use — in schools. Photo: BRCK BRCK is best described as a “backup generator for the internet.” When it was announced, the idea of a rugged, rechargeable, mobile wifi device captured imaginations as a good way to bring robust connectivity to […]

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Get ready for ‘Interstellar’ with these TED Talks
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Since the first teaser in 2013, we’ve been in countdown mode for Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s new outer-space epic that promises to blast us through space and time. It opened today in limited release; if you’re as excited as we are but can’t clear three hours until the weekend to go see the whole movie, here […]

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Embroidery for empowerment: A Q&A with Khalida Brohi that reveals much more of her incredible story
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Khalida Brohi speaks at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED Khalida Brohi grew up traveling between two very different parts of Pakistan: the bustling city of Karachi, where her parents moved so that she and her sisters could go to school, and a small village in Balochistan, where her family has its roots. Brohi got a […]

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Urban canvas: A sneak peek of session 5 at TEDGlobal 2014
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Cities. While 54% of the world’s population lives in them, the urban experience is incredibly varied. From city planning in China to creating art out of Rio’s favelas, this session looks at urban environments and the possibilities found within them. The speakers who’ll appear in this session: Robert Muggah creates tools to collect data that aim […]

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