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About TED

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.

The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).

This site makes the best talks and performances from TED available to the public, for free. More than 200 talks from our archive are now available, with more added each week. These videos are released under a Creative Commons license, so they can be freely shared and reposted.

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Favorite video

Started by V1ktor. Last reply by Tea Cup Jul 6, 2010. 10 Replies

Rives on 4a.m.

Started by Lillith. Last reply by Richard C Brown Jan 16, 2010. 3 Replies


Badminton birdies, floppy disks and old toys become art — and connections — in Chiang Mai, Thailand

In the days before their event in Chiang Mai, Thailand, the team at TEDxChiangMai spent a large chunk of their time collecting stuff. All kinds of stuff — the quirky, the old, the new, the unwanted, the loved and the thoroughly weird — that could be used for a collaborative art project on the big day. []

10 weird things I accidentally learned about New York

New York is a playground of absurdity. I’ve lived here on and off for the past decade. Since I ate my first workday lunch in a “park” in downtown Manhattan, I’ve been blindly accepting everyone’s inexplicable behavior in this city, not least of all the block-long cronut line I pass on my way to work []

Andrew Bastawrous’ bakery for better eye care gets lift off, the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys make a video, and more

As always, members of the TED community have been very busy the past few weeks. Below, just a few of them making the news: Earlier this month, Mazda promised to fund one of four projects dreamed up by TED Fellows — based on your votes. The winner: eye surgeon Andrew Bastawrous has won for his []

Reflections on TEDGlobal 2014, from the community

One of the best things about a week after a conference? The chance to reflect on the experience. In the last week, several TEDGlobal 2014 attendees and community members have shared their thoughts throughout the blogiverse. Below, some highlights: Steve Song shared his experience preparing to speak at TED in a post called “Steve and []

What’s it like to live with locked-in syndrome? One family’s experience

Three years ago, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana suffered a rare brain stem stroke that left him fully conscious, yet his entire body paralyzed. It’s a condition known as “locked-in syndrome.” Last month, TED Fellow Kitra Cahana spoke of her father’s experience at TEDMED (watch her talk, “My father, locked in his body but soaring free”), revealing []

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Comment by Emily Dietle on June 29, 2010 at 10:06pm
TEDxHouston was fantastic! w00t!
Comment by Mrina on March 11, 2010 at 5:46pm
Nice! There is a TED group, very cool! I love their talks, they all make me think, if even just a little. Though I greatly enjoy the science ones most, so if you see one, link it to me :)
Comment by Richard Healy on February 6, 2010 at 4:02pm
That looks like a helluva line up.

George Church Molecular Technologist & Jamie Oliver - Chef.

Eclecticism is TED's middle name!
Comment by Howard S. Dunn on February 6, 2010 at 3:50pm
Comment by V1ktor on March 29, 2009 at 12:30pm
They're too expensive for regular folks like you and I to attend. I would love to be there. One day I will, be it speaking there or just listening.
Comment by Lillith on February 18, 2009 at 1:03am
I had to join this group. I have been a TED fan ever since I found videos of one of my favorite poets, Rives, speaking at a TEDtalk. Why TED isn't more publicized on mainstream news eludes me. Then again... no it doesn't, actually.
Comment by George S. on December 11, 2008 at 9:58pm
I've been following the TEDtalks on my iTunes for almost 2 months now! I'm an addict. I disliked the Billy Graham and "Purpose Driven Life" ones, but I really enjoyed Julia Sweeney and Dawkins, as well as "The Universe on a String".
Comment by Angela Haynes on July 19, 2008 at 4:31pm
There are definitely a lot of good ones. One of my
first faves is Julia Sweeney's: Letting go of God.
Comment by Chris on July 17, 2008 at 11:31pm
I've been watching these slowly in succession since I saw The Future We Will Create, stopping to look up different speakers on YouTube and getting WAAAAY sidetracked by volumes and volumes of videos of Dennett, Harris, Hitchens, and Dawkins.

One of my favorites is Michael Shermer on believing strange things. He's just a very entertaining guy and you could kill a whole week watching him on YouTube.

He was uncredited for a recent appearance on Penn & Teller's 'Bullshit!' program, which airs on Showtime.
Comment by Heather McIntosh on July 17, 2008 at 10:17pm
Oh they're (almost) all so wonderful! I'm loving the videofeed in my iTunes.

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