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Connection and community: The talks of Session 7 of TED2017
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We’re more connected than ever before but, in some parts of the world, life has never been more difficult. From refugee camps full of people displaced by war to urban blight in the developed world, our problems are growing more complex. But in that strife lies opportunity. In the seventh session of TED2017, hosted by […]

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Video: Watch how five TEDx organizers share an idea around the world
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First, watch this wonderful new promo for TED’s mobile app — a wander through five countries and communities, linked by a love for great ideas. TED’s filmmakers asked the help of five TEDx organizers to make a video highlighting TED’s mobile app, the result became something much more: visual evidence that ideas bring people together. To […]

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The biology of behavior: Robert Sapolsky speaks at TED2017
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Robert Sapolsky speaks live via video, with help from Prezi AR, at TED2017, April 28, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED Robert Sapolsky is “your basic confused human when it comes to violence.” He’s for gun control but loves shooting people in laser tag. He doesn’t believe in the death penalty but has […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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