ted – talks
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.
The above is from the about page on the TED site, click here to find out more.
Richard Saul Wurman founded TED in 1984.
Chris Anderson is now the curator, as of 2002. [He is also married to lovely Jacqueline Novogratz – The Blue Sweater, Acumen, et al.]
We had our first TEDx in Loveland May of 2012.
I’m excited for this. Pretty sure we’ll discover amazing people and ideas who otherwise would never have made it to the TED stage. Including you?! https://t.co/vXRrkDTzPO
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/TEDchris/status/1133452363799433223
Our mission: to ensure we’re hearing big, bold ideas from every corner of the globe, with the goal of inviting a select group
not big enough guys.. listen deeper
ie: tech as it could be..
one of the most depressing rituals to emerge during the past 20 yrs is the ted talk. the person giving the talk is unknown to most people but their delivery is slickly believable, and they’re often filmed from below to make them look authoritative. the subject of the talks is also depressingly constant: how to take advantage of human weakness.. the top 25 ted talks of all time include ‘how great leaders inspire action’; ‘how to speak so people want to listen’; ‘a guide to the invisible forces that motivate everyone’s actions’; ‘how to spot a liar… billed as a collection of ideas worth spreading, the ted talk is actually devoted to spreading a single idea: that human judgment is fallible and behavioural economics can allow a few smart people to make a lot of money..