This week, TED’s summer conference, TEDGlobal 2013, kicks off in Edinburgh, Scotland. At TEDGlobal, the world’s innovators and thinkers gather to tell stories and share knowledge — it’s where disciplines and perspectives in business, technology, culture, and the arts merge and cross-pollinate, and where attendees are asked to pause and Think Again.
Sounds inspiring, doesn’t it? If you’re not attending, you should know you can always get your dose of TED on the TED Blog, a WordPress.com VIP site. But we should warn you: there’s so much to discover on the TED Blog — it may just overload your brain.
Since many of you are out there writing, creating, and finding ways to share your own ideas with the world, we think that’s a good thing.
Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find on the TED Blog:
- Featured topics on the home page, such as the latest stories on business.
- Resourceful roundups of popular TEDTalks, like this list of the 20 most-watched TED talks to date, and highlighted playlists that curate content on your favorite topics — for space enthusiasts, consider these out-of-this-world talks from astronauts (including Chris Hadfield).
- Featured stories and interviews with thinkers who’ve given recent TEDTalks, like a discussion on behavioral economics and energy with Alex Laskey and Sendhil Mullainathan or further reading on global issues from Anas Aremeyaw Anas, the undercover journalist who has brought many criminals to justice in Ghana.
- A topics archive that’s worth a peek, on everything from design to health to education.
It’s a blog for the curious, knowledge-hungry, and forward-thinking reader. Dive in — you’ll see.
For those of you interested in learning more about the speakers at TEDGlobal 2013, check out TED’s recommended reads: books, articles, and research papers to introduce you to the thinkers taking the TED stage, including the work of Pico Iyer, Jihad vs. McWorld author Benjamin Barber, provocative writers like the Atlantic‘s Anne-Marie Slaughter, and leading scientists and researchers.
If you’re interested in watching the conference live, check out the TED Live membership.
P.S. More about how cool TED Live is here:
Thank you for this. I’ve seen some TEDTalks and thoroughly enjoyed them, but I felt like I didn’t know where to go from there so I avoided it. Now I feel like I won’t just wander around aimlessly.
I use TEDTalks in the classroom at my university all the time, and we always get something out of them. Some are quite tremendous!
I already subscribe and greatly enjoy their speakers with their wide range of backgrounds, expertise and subject matters. Thanks for sharing the good news.
You are right about the “overload” part. Clicking the link to TED is kinda dangerous especially if you have tons of work to do. The stuff in there is really engaging. :)
I really like TED; I’ve even seen my favourite skateboarder giving REAL tips on SUCCESS: Rodney Mullen. Good ideas from an AWESOME skater.
I have been reading documentaries about TED and sharing them with friends. It’s really motivating.
I’ve seen many TED videos.They are really great. I use TED to practice my English. It’s fun and very helpful. If you feel lost you can always download subtitles : )
I show TED talks to my college students. I’m glad to have found this wp site!
I have heard the name TED in several social media forums. Thank you for posting useful content.
My first encounter, TEDGlobal2013, Edinburgh…absolutely mind-blowing!
I use the TED stuff on Youtube sometimes during my yoga and chi-kung classes….there is always something interesting to discuss afterwards! Thanks for pointing out TED to readers who may not have heard about it!
Ugh! TED talks are just vanity fairs.
I get my regular dose of TED through the TED app of many videos :) but more TED through the blog is better! Thanks