Want to find out how others see the world? Interested in how science, technology, art and other pursuits are changing our future? Stop by TED and you will be overwhelmed with the knowledge, generosity and hope you find there.
Originally, TED was looking to bring people together from the worlds of technology, entertainment and design. Since its beginning in 1984, it has become larger, covers more topics and starts more conversations than any other site on the Web. Find out about TED’s history.
2. Ideas worth spreading.
This mission brings knowledge and inspiration to people globally. It includes business, sports and issues facing our world today among a myriad of other topics. TED looks for the world’s most interesting speakers and does not limit itself to any geographical boundaries, religious dogma or cultural norms. Brainstorm things you’d like to know more about. What burning questions keep you awake at night? Remember, this is a global community of thinkers and movers so don’t think small.
To keep the ideas spreading, the best content collected at TED events is distributed free through their site, podcasts and more. Do a search for TED to see how widespread it is.
TED distributes its ideas through conferences held worldwide. From the originals to deep dive and even smaller, local venues, TED has exploded! The cost to attend is pricey to attend a conference, but there are a lot of free online offerings. Check out past events to see what TED is all about.
- TED Conference
- TED Active
- TED Global
- TED Summit
- TED Women
- TED Youth
- TED Salons (evening-length events)
- TEDx (TED-like experiences at local level)
5. TED Talks.
In an attempt to spread ideas as far as possible, TED makes the best presentations available on their website. TEDTalks are also released as audio and video podcasts as well as playlists of similar topics. Look at what is available on their site.
TED Translators subtitle TED Talks for more reach. Currently, there are more than 117,000 completed translations available in more than 115 languages. Explore the languages available.
Talking about TED does not give you any indication of how vast and life-changing being part of this community can be. I’ve watched artists perform, scientists share their views of the future and hope shine in the eyes of philanthropists. Spend your time listening and experiencing TED Talks. Start with your brainstorm list from Step 2.
Explore the numerous different ways TED communicates with and supports its audience. Some of their ventures include:
- TED Books
- TED Fellows Program
- TED Institute
- TED Prize
- TED Science
TED has apps for conferences and connection. Check out their apps to see if it is something you would use.
Share your discoveries with your friends and family. Start discussions about the things you have learned. You can even track your influence. Help TED spread ideas.
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