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12 tips for hosting a TED Live party


A new venue for TED Conferences: your living room. You can watch TED2015 sessions live or after. With friends.

Truth meets dare: Our curators on the speakers and themes of TED2015


Content director Kelly Stoetzel and curator Chris Anderson have spent more than a year creating the program for TED2015, “Truth and Dare.” Here, they discuss the themes.

Why I chose to stand up, alone: TED Fellow Boniface Mwangi on risking his life for justice in Kenya


Boniface Mwangi stands in front of one of the murals he helped create. The main character is “the Vulture” — a stand-in for Kenya’s corrupt politicians.

{A satirical TED Talk, inspired by Dostoevsky and given by a 10-year-old}


In “The Thought Leader,” a satire created by artist Liz Magic Laser, 10-year-old Alex Ammerman gives a TED Talk that ponders the “dark chasm of meaninglessness.” And he does it perfectly.

Barack Obama sits down for a StoryCorps interview with a White House mentee


In a new StoryCorps interview, Barack Obama talks to 18-year-old White House mentee Noah McQueen about work, their relationships to their fathers, and teenage mistakes.

12 tips for hosting a TED Live party


A new venue for TED Conferences: your living room. You can watch TED2015 sessions live or after. With friends.

Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch, a musical trip down the Nile, plus a tasty menu á la TED


As usual, the TED community has been very busy over the past week. Below, a few newsy highlights. Overlooked treasures.

{A satirical TED Talk, inspired by Dostoevsky and given by a 10-year-old}


In “The Thought Leader,” a satire create by artist Liz Magic Laser, 10-year-old Alex Ammerman gives a TED Talk that ponders the “dark chasm of meaninglessness.” And he does it perfectly.

TED scientists get the LEGO treatment


LEGOs are for building spaceships, crafting castles and getting lost in your couch. But what if they could be used not just to dream of lands long ago and times far away, but to inspire future scientists?

The TED2015 speaker lineup revealed


The phrase “truth or dare” is a false binary — facing the truth often requires daring action, and vice versa.

Books to get you ready for TED2015


Counting the days ’til TED2015? Yeah: we are, too. Before the conference begins on March 16, dive into a great book written by one of our speakers.

Last night’s Academy Awards: The TED connection


Journalist Glenn Greenwald stands stage center as Citizenfour gets the Oscar for Best Documentary. TED was well-represented at the 87th annual Academy Awards last night.

What is a “smart” syringe? By 2020, you’ll be getting all your shots with one


An outbreak of HIV that traces back to syringe reuse has rocked the village of Roka in Cambodia. A Buddhist monk and several school students are among the infected.

Last night’s Academy Awards: The TED connection


Journalist Glenn Greenwald stands stage center as Citizenfour gets the Oscar for Best Documentary. TED was well-represented at the 87th annual Academy Awards last night.

Design for dying: Alison Killing on the architecture of death


Alison Killing thinks a lot about death … and specifically, how its ubiquitous, hidden presence shapes our cities.

Octopus’s garden: A TED Fellow with a radical approach to saving fisheries


Eco-entrepreneur Alasdair Harris is passionate about conserving marine biodiversity, and he’s doing it in unusual ways.

Truth meets dare: Our curators on the speakers and themes of TED2015


Content director Kelly Stoetzel and curator Chris Anderson have spent more than a year creating the program for TED2015, “Truth and Dare.” Here, they discuss the themes.

Seafaring robots, the corruption-poverty paradox, a shout-out from Parks and Rec and more


As usual, the TED community has been very busy over the past week. Below, a few newsy highlights. Seafaring robots.

What I learned from watching every TED-Ed Lesson


As a Production Intern at TED-Ed, a big part of my job has been to make sure none of our video files have any glitches.

Drew Curtis of Fark.com is running for governor of Kentucky. How a TED Talk inspired his campaign—and why he hopes it’ll inspire you too


Drew Curtis is running for governor of Kentucky, to see if he can end “the vicious cycle of influence money in politics.” His running mate is his wife, Heather Curtis, COO of Fark.  Drew Curtis is not a politician.


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