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.
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 100 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.
Our mission: Spreading ideas.
believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives
and ultimately, the world. So we're building here a clearinghouse that
offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired
thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas
and each other. Over time, you'll see us add talks and performances
from other events, and solicit submissions from you, as well. … [to read more, go to About TED.]
A Taste of TED
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The 2007 TED Prize winners announce the wishes they hope you will help them fulfill.
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