TED, Ideas worth spreading
TED, Ideas worth spreading

TED, Ideas worth spreading

New York, USA

Overview

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Our Mission: Spread ideas
TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we're building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.

In fact, everything we do — from our Conferences to our TED Talks to the projects sparked by The Audacious Project, from the global TEDx and TED Translators communities to the TED-Ed lesson series — is driven by this goal: How can we best spread great ideas?

TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Our agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation.

Courses

Faculty

Adam Kucharski TED, Ideas worth spreading
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Adam Kucharski creates mathematical and computational approaches to help us understand how epidemics spread, and how we...

Alanna Shaikh TED, Ideas worth spreading
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Alanna Shaikh holds a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and a master's degree in public health from...

Bill Gates TED, Ideas worth spreading
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Bill Gates is the founder and former CEO of Microsoft. A geek icon, tech visionary and business trailblazer, Gates'...

Chris Anderson TED, Ideas worth spreading
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Chris Anderson is the Curator of TED, a nonprofit devoted to sharing valuable ideas, primarily through the medium of...

David Heymann TED, Ideas worth spreading
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Dr. David Heymann is head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, London. From 2012 to March 2017 he...

Peter Piot TED, Ideas worth spreading
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As founding Executive Director of UNAIDS (1995-2008) and the current Director of the London School of Hygiene &...