Phil Manning and his colleagues have used synchrotron light for nearly a decade to help interpret the chemical signatures locked within fossilized life. Bright X-rays have allowed them to study fossilized worm burrows, recreate pigment patterns in ancient bird feathers, see how Jurassic dinosaur bones heal and image the living chemistry of 50-million year old … read more
Whatever the topic, whenever an expert gives a TED Talk, millions around the world want to hear what was said. Which is why our David Pogue of Yahoo Tech is Talking Ted with us this morning: Every February, 1,500 people travel to Vancouver, Canada, for one of the most famous conferences in the world. They … read more
Work from local artist Lisa Abernathy was showcased in several ways at TEDxCharleston, including an exquisite poplin print of her cut-paper art depicting scenes from the Charleston area draped behind the stage. Organizer Edith Howle was inspired to transform Abernathy’s art into a stage backdrop after viewing the stage of another event. “We thought it would … read more
Last November, State Street (STT) introduced a new team-building exercise: The financial-services company hosted its own TED event, modeled on the conference series that promises “riveting talks by remarkable people.” While TED speakers have included big names such as Bill Gates and Sheryl Sandberg, State Street drew upon its own pool of about 30,000 employees. “We had people from all geographies and all levels of the company,” says Hannah Grove, State Street’s chief marketing officer, who came up with the idea.
People like [TEDxCharleston 2014 Speaker] Ben Navarro are illustrating that one small change can have a positive effect for the community, which is why you should attend this once-in-a-lifetime event if you have the opportunity.
At 57, Mr. Anderson, the British former magazine publisher and Internet entrepreneur who took over the organization in 2001 and built it into a multimedia colossus, is in many ways the embodiment of his famous ideas organization. Like the TED Talks millions love, and some love to rip apart, Mr. Anderson is high-minded but sometimes inaccessible, forward thinking to the point of “whoa,” and so earnest it can be easy to smirk.
In 2008 at the elite TED Conference, brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor brought the house down with a very personal and unusual talk.
She described in explicit detail, as only a brain researcher could, what was happening as she faced the fascinating and terrifying experience of having a stroke. Since her talk was posted online, it has been viewed 12 million times in 45 languages, and word has it a Hollywood movie about her story is in development.
Billionaire Warren Buffett once told a class of MBA students that he would pay $100,000 for 10 percent of their future earnings. If they had communication skills, he’d fork over $150,000. If he had met research professor Brené Brown, he might have paid a lot more.
In 2010 Houston’s Brené Brown delivered a twenty-minute presentation that changed her life. Her TEDx presentation on “the power of vulnerability” has been viewed online more than 11 million times. One of those viewers was Oprah Winfrey.
Watch any TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) video and you’re most certainly met with an intellectual adrenaline rush, like the feeling that rips through you after a significant accomplishment. Except this time, the thrill is triggered by the imagination and not the act. How TED and its TEDx licensees manage to consistently produce that effect on people, is one of the many intriguing things I learned after talking to TED’s leader Chris Anderson and researching the TEDx phenomenon.
London, England (CNN) — It’s a windy and misty Sunday afternoon in March in the beautiful coastal town of Aldeburgh, Suffolk, and bleary-eyed travelers are disembarking from a coach after a two-hour journey from London.
But these are no ordinary tourists. Among them are some of the most influential names in British media and politics, and about 150 of them have descended on this sleepy town, best known for being the home of the late composer Benjamin Britten, to attend the Names not Numbers ideas festival.