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5 reasons to convince your boss to send you to TEDWomen this year
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Every year at TEDWomen, we gather to talk about issues that matter, to learn and bond and get energized. This year, we will be reconvening on November 1–3 in New Orleans — and we would love for you, and your amazing perspective and ideas, to join us and become part of this diverse, welcoming group that’s growing […]

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“World peace will come from sitting around the table”: Chef Pierre Thiam chats with food blogger Ozoz Sokoh
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Chef and cookbook author Pierre Thiam, left, sits down with food blogger Ozoz Sokoh to talk about the West African rice dish jollof — beloved in Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana and around the world. But who makes it best? They spoke during TEDGlobal 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania. Photo: Callie Giovanna / TED Two African cooks walk […]

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This is how to make Pierre Thiam’s fonio sushi
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Pierre Thiam’s fonio sushi recipe wraps chunks of fresh vegetables in a mixture of the ancient fonio grain and sweet potato.  Photo: Ryan Lash / TED If you’ve seen Pierre Thiam’s TED Talk about fonio, then you saw that part when he actually handed food out to the audience, yes? For those who didn’t know […]

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The big idea: 3 reasons to be kind to educators
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Any dedicated educator can tell you: A teaching job extends far beyond the hours of the school day. Molding the minds of future leaders while simultaneously ferrying them across the rapids of childhood and adolescence — and dealing with the economics of the job — is a calling not for the faint of heart. Here […]

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Can cities have compassion? A Q&A with OluTimehin Adegbeye following her blockbuster TED Talk
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For 12 spellbinding minutes, OluTimehin Adegbeye gave us a moving, challenging talk on cities and communities — and who gets to belong. She spoke at TEDGlobal 2017 on August 30 in Arusha, Tanzania. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED Urban gentrification in Lagos is displacing hundreds of thousands of people who do not fit into the […]

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TEDWomen update: One year on, an extraordinary story of understanding and forgiveness
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Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger speak during TEDWomen 2016. Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED When we started TEDWomen in 2010, we felt strongly that we wanted to include a series of talks we called “Duets” in which we would forego the traditional TED Talk model and present pairs of speakers instead of solo ones. There […]

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Cities are great when they work: Notes from Session 6, Urban 3.0
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Architect Christian Benimana hopes to build a network of architects and planners who can help Africa’s booming cities grow in resilient, sustainable and equitable ways — balancing growth with human values that are uniquely African. He speaks at TEDGlobal 2017: Builders, Truth Tellers, Catalysts, on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in Arusha, Tanzania. Photo: Bret Hartman […]

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Tradition is not a frozen thing: Notes from Session 7, Power up
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Alsarah and the Nubatones bring a new twist on traditional East African pop. As Alsarah tells it: “Tradition is not a frozen thing, it’s not a stagnant thing. Tradition is merely a conversation between you and the future about your past.” They perform at TEDGlobal 2017: Builders. Truth-Tellers. Catalysts., on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in […]

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Manifestos and destinies: Notes from Session 8 of TEDGlobal 2017
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Ameenah Gurib-Fakim became the sixth president of Mauritius in 2015 (slightly to her surprise). Now, she’s using her platform to build capacity and highlight the biodiversity of her home country. She was interviewed onstage by Stephanie Busari of CNN at TEDGlobal 2017: Builders. Truth-Tellers. Catalysts., on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in Arusha, Tanzania. Photo: Ryan […]

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Great shorts: All the short films and video played at TEDGlobal 2017
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How does TED complement a program of speakers sharing bold ideas, tough truths and jaw-dropping creative visions at TEDGlobal 2017 in Arusha? With interstitials: the beautiful, funny, inspiring, silly, short video breaks screened in between speakers. Pulling from a global pool of creativity, talent and thoughtfulness, this year’s TEDGlobal interstitial lineup boasts many films directed, […]

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TEDWomen: Exploring the complex challenges of life-work partnerships
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Tiq Milan and Kim Katrin Milan spoke at TEDWomen 2016 — now they have exciting news: a keynote, a forthcoming book, and more! Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED   When we started TEDWomen in 2010, we felt strongly that we wanted to include a talks that break the traditional TED Talk model and present pairs […]

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