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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


Why TED takes two weeks off every summer has gone dark for two weeks. No new TED Talks will be posted until Monday, August 10, 2015, while most of the TED staff takes a two–week holiday. Yes, we all go on break at the same time (mostly). No, we don’t all go to the same place :) We’ve been doing it this way now for six years; our summer break is a []

The neuro-revolution is coming: Greg Gage’s neuroscience kits put research in the hands of the curious

Greg Gage is a reliable source of both shock and awe at TED. Onstage over the years, this TED Fellow has demonstrated his low-cost DIY teaching kits by amputating a cockroach leg to show how neurons fire, remote-controlling a cyborg cockroach to demonstrate how electrical stimulation guides behavior, and taking away an audience member’s free will to show how one person’s brain can control the arm movements of []

40 travel tips from hard-traveling TED staffers

TED staffers travel a lot — to TEDx events all over the globe, to TED conferences in Canada, Brazil, the UK …. so we love to trade travel tips for making the most of work and fun trips. Here are 40 of our best — including some oddball but practical ideas for vacation travel (to use up those []

Why I put all my stuff in storage to travel cross-country and listen to people

Ever had the impulse to put everything in storage, sublet your place and travel across the country in an Airstream trailer? That’s what Emily Janssen did when she joined the StoryCorps Mobile Tour as a facilitator, someone who helps people record their own StoryCorps interview. She’d worked for StoryCorps before, at their headquarters in Brooklyn, []

Do you have an idea worth spreading? Share it on video through OpenTED

You have an idea. A good one – one that will make people think. But giving a TED Talk on a stage in front of an audience? Well, that doesn’t quite feel like the right way to express it. If giving a traditional TED Talk isn’t your style, you may be excited to hear about []

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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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