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The puzzle of aging: Elizabeth Blackburn speaks at TED2017
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Nobel-winning biologist Elizabeth Blackburn studies how humans age — and the hidden factors that might explain differences in how age affects different people. She speaks at TED2017, April 27, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED For Nobel Prize-winning biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, it all began with pond scum. She was curious about chromosomes, and […]

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Heartbreak 101: Guy Winch speaks at TED2017
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Psychologist Guy Winch tells us how to fix a broken heart at TED2017, April 27, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED “Why do the same coping mechanisms that get us through all kinds of life challenges fail us so miserably when our heart gets broken?” asks psychologist Guy Winch. For the past […]

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It’s personal: The talks of Session 9 of TED2017
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For the ninth session of TED2017, hosted by TED’s Editorial Director Helen Walters and Curation Director Kelly Stoetzel, we look into ourselves with seven speakers who take on subjects ranging from parenting to social interaction and heartbreak, revealing nuggets of wisdom that just might help you lead a better, more fulfilled life. Helen Pearson wrote […]

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A beer exchange that spanned the globe
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A highlight of TEDFest — a beer exchange between members of the TEDx community. Photo: David Rosenberg / TED During the International Beer Exchange held on Day 2 of TEDFest, a screening event for TEDx’ers in New York City, bottles were lined up side by side like passengers on the subway during morning rush hour. […]

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The TED2017 film festival: Shorts from the conference
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Every year at TED, we curate a program of short films to play between speakers and set the mood. The massive screens in the TED2017 theater made for spectacular viewing. What we’re looking at here is our opening video, created by Alec Donovan. Photo: Marla Aufmuth/TED TED is about speakers stepping on a stage and sharing an […]

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Tales of tomorrow: The talks of Session 10 of TED2017
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The star of The Color Purple on Broadway, Cynthia Erivo comes to TED to perform “Johnny and Donna” and “Natural Woman” on Thursday night at TED2017, April 27, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED The stories we tell define us. In the Thursday-night session of TED2017, a singer, an artist, a poet, an author, […]

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In Case You Missed It: The themes that echoed through TED2017
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On Day 5 of TED2017, one two-hour session included a in-depth conversation with Elon Musk and a powerful talk from writer Anne Lamott. The themes they shared echoed throughout the conference. Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED Over the past five days, the TED2017 conference has explored the theme “The Future You.” This has spanned an […]

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The future us: The talks of Session 11 of TED2017
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Kelly Stoetzel and Chris Anderson invite all the TED2017 speakers back onstage to close out TED2017: The Future You, April 28, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED In the final session of TED2017, we look ahead to the future we’ll build together. Below, recaps of the talks from Session 11, in chronological order. […]

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12 things I know for sure: Anne Lamott speaks at TED2017
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Anne Lamott speaks at TED2017, April 28, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED Author Anne Lamott recently turned 61. So she’s compiled the following list of “every single true thing I know.” A brief recap: All truth is a paradox. “Life is a precious unfathomably beautiful gift, and it is impossible here,” […]

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What will the future look like? Elon Musk speaks at TED2017
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Elon Musk talks about his work shaping the future of transportation, energy and space exploration at TED2017, April 28, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED In conversation with TED’s Head Curator Chris Anderson, serial entrepreneur and future-builder Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the Hyperloop, Tesla, SpaceX and […]

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The quest for love and compassion: Shah Rukh Khan speaks at TED2017
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Shah Rukh Khan speaks at TED2017, April 27, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED “I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people,” says Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood’s biggest star and the host of the upcoming TED Talks India: Nayi Soch. In a charming, funny, insightful and self-aware talk, Khan traces the […]

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