Structural Procrastination: An Effective Way to Procrastinate | Jiamin (George) Yu | TEDxYouth@YKPS

Procrastination, a word often associated with disease, is actually misunderstood. In his insightful speech, George Yu redefines procrastination and suggests a productive way to procrastinate. Senior YK Pao student and structural procrastinator. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at […]

“Luna Negra” / “Carita de Inocente” / “Corazón Sin Cara” / “Darte un Beso” | Prince Royce

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. “Climate change is the defining issue of our time. History is defined by moments when people rise up and cause change. The decisions we make as individuals add to this collective forward motion,” says Latin music superstar Prince Royce. He suggests a few ways everyday citizens can contribute […]

L’idea del progetto Erasmus | Sofia Corradi | TEDxModena

Fino al 2004 Sofia Corradi è stata Professore Ordinario di Educazione degli adulti (Lifelong learning) nel Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Educazione dell’Università degli Studi Statale “Roma Tre”, dove è stata anche Direttore del “Laboratorio di Educazione Permanente” e del “Corso di Perfezionamento in Teoria e Prassi dell’Educazione degli Adulti” (“Postgraduate Course in Lifelong Learning”). È un’attiva […]

How to be a good ancestor | Roman Krznaric

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. Our descendants own the future, but the decisions and actions we make now will tremendously impact generations to come, says philosopher Roman Krznaric. From a global campaign to grant legal personhood to nature to a groundbreaking lawsuit by a coalition of young activists, Krznaric shares examples of ways […]

A global movement to solve global problems | Colombe Cahen-Salvador

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. We need to think beyond national borders to solve global problems, says activist Colombe Cahen-Salvador. Reimagining the world’s fractured systems of governance and calling out their ineffective responses to major issues — from the coronavirus pandemic to climate […]

Reimagining Policing for the Good of All | Jahmeer Reynolds | TEDxMarin

A powerful story and vision for how to resolve the distrust between police and communities of color. Jahmeer Reynolds was born in Trenton, NJ and raised primarily by his grandmother, along with his parents and a host of relatives. His talent as an athlete allowed him to travel the world before completing high school.  After […]

Epistemological Elitism & the Power of Perspective | Grace Stearns | TEDxYouth@ASF

Ever sat in history class and felt like there was something missing from what you were learning? Grace did too. In a talk about how knowledge has consistently excluded minorities to keep a narrative of privilege, she reexamines our idea of experts as “people with lots of degrees” and shows us the wealth of perspectives […]

How understanding science can help address fear | Lanxin Lei | TEDxYouth@UlinkShanghai

In the first month of COVID-19 outbreak, I realized that the lack of knowledge about virus rose people’s panic. In this TEDx talk, I will give out the scientific truth about virus. I hope my speech can encourage students to learn some biology in their daily life, since we might fight against virus for a […]

How humanity can reach the stars | Philip Lubin

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. Could we exit our solar system, and enter another? Astrophysicist Philip Lubin discusses the awesome potential of using lasers to propel small spacecraft, enabling humanity’s first interstellar missions. Learn how this transformative technology could help us reach Proxima […]

Jumpstarting the Sustainable Energy Revolution : One City At a Time! | Jai Asundi | TEDxSusMafia

Jai Asundi lays out an ingenious idea to estimate and fulfill the solar potential of urban Indian cities, starting with Bengaluru, India. Jai Asundi is the Executive Director at the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy(CSTEP), Bangalore, India. He has been involved in research and policy projects in multiple areas and his current […]

Apple’s promise to be carbon neutral by 2030 | Lisa Jackson and Liz Ogbu

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. Under the leadership of Lisa Jackson, Apple’s environment and social VP and former head of the EPA, the company is already carbon neutral within their own corporate and retail boundaries. By 2030, Apple hopes to extend carbon neutrality to their supply chain and consumers. In conversation with urbanist […]

Can Our Parks Make Us More Resilient to Climate Change? | Katherine Peinhardt | TEDxKanzlerPark

Katherine Peinhardt’s research bridges the gap between placemaking and climate adaptation, exploring the ways that communities can build both physical and social resilience to climate change through their public spaces. Through her work at nonprofits focused on the public realm and on urban sustainability, Katherine developed a paradigm around resilient public spaces — which she […]

Human Rights as a Catalyst for Ambitious Climate Action | David Boyd | TEDxCFICanada

David R Boyd, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, discusses the way that human rights, including the right to a healthy environment have catalyzed more ambitious climate action across the world, from the Netherlands to Colombia. UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment and author of The Rights […]

If you adults won’t save the world, we will | Xiye Bastida

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. In a deeply moving letter to her grandmother, Xiye Bastida reflects on what led her to become a leading voice for global climate activism — from mobilizing school climate strikes to speaking at the United Nations Climate Summit […]

Stephen Post: Learn to Forgive Because Bitterness is Bad For Your Health

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Secrets of the mind and free will — revealed by magic tricks | Alice Pailhès

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. Are you in control of your choices? Magic tricks might reveal otherwise, says scientist and illusionist Alice Pailhès. Watch closely as she performs magic tricks that unveil how your brain works, how you can be subtly influenced and […]

Prison Reform via Shakespeare | Dameion Brown | TEDxMarin

A former life sentence inmate makes a case for the power of Shakespeare inside our prisons. Dameion discovered Shakespeare through MSC’s Shakespeare at Solano Prison program while serving 23 years of a life sentence. Upon release, he took on the role of Othello, winning the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for “Best Actor.” He […]

Fast-Tracking Climate Progress With New Science and Technology | Marc Schaus | TEDxCFICanada

Marc Schaus, author of Our Livable World: Creating the Clean Earth of Tomorrow, speaks about the vast new scientific and technological advancements being developed around the world in both clean energy and carbon capture. Marc Schaus is a professional research specialist across the sciences for research ventures, craft product manuals, and policymakers. He is the […]

The ancient, earth-friendly wisdom of Mongolian nomads | Khulan Batkhuyag

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. There’s a lot we can learn from Mongolian nomads about how to survive in the years to come, says environmental activist Khulan Batkhuyag. Taking us on a journey through the country’s stunning rural landscape, she shows how Mongolian […]

Amazon’s climate pledge to be net-zero by 2040 | Dave Clark and Kara Hurst

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. In 2019, Amazon signed the Climate Pledge, a commitment to become a net-zero carbon business by 2040. Dave Clark, Amazon’s chief of consumer retail, and Kara Hurst, head of the company’s sustainability efforts, sit down with entrepreneur and activist Lindsay Levin to discuss how the company is planning […]

The race to a zero-emission world starts now | António Guterres

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. “If we don’t act now on climate change, this coming century may be one of humanity’s last,” says António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations. As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, Guterres urges us to use this moment to rebuild with ambitious climate action in mind […]

The global movement to restore nature’s biodiversity | Thomas Crowther

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. Biodiversity is the key to life on Earth and reviving our damaged planet, says ecologist Thomas Crowther. Sharing the inside story of his headline-making research on reforestation, which led to the UN’s viral Trillion Trees Campaign, Crowther introduces Restor: an expansive, informative platform built to enable anyone, anywhere […]

The Inner Work of Racial Justice | Rhonda Magee | TEDxMarin

Illuminating a path each of us can follow to a life filled with far greater racial awareness, connection, and joy. Rhonda V. Magee (M.A. Sociology, J.D.) is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, and is an internationally-recognized thought and practice leader focused on integrating Mindfulness into Higher Education, Law and Social Justice. […]

How Epigenetics Works And Can Improve Your Health | Jana Sremanakova | TEDxFulwood

NOTE FROM TED: While some viewers might find this talk helpful as a complementary approach, please do not look to this for medical advice. This talk only represents the speaker’s personal interpretation of epigenetics. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail here: http://storage.ted.com/tedx/manuals/tedx_content_guidelines.pdf When […]

OK Boomers, it’s time to grow up | Sven Steinmo | TEDxCU

Sven Steinmo is worried about the legacies his generation are leaving for young people today. He asks, “How did America go from being the ‘Land of Opportunity,’ to a county of so much uncertainty, so much inequality and so much fear,  —- in just one generation?”  His TEDxCU talk explains why we’re losing the American Dream […]

The Body Language Of Self-Confidence | Stefan Verra | TEDxMedUniGraz

#JoinTheCountdown How do you want to be seen by others? How to present yourself in a self-confident and not arrogant way? According to Stefan Verra, everyone can change his or her body language in three simple steps that will have an enormous impact on the person opposite. Click on the video below, to find out […]

Predictive Technologies | Rebekka Aigner-Carmichael & Robert Reihs | TEDxMedUniGraz

#JoinTheCountdown What are predictive technologies? In what areas of our daily life do we already use this technology? What are the bright and the dark sides of it? Meet Rebekka Aigner-Carmichael and Robert Reihs with their TEDxMedUniGraz 2020 Talk: “Predictive Technologies – Your Next Unwelcome Houseguest?” (Recorded on 21.09.2020) Rebekka Aigner is a doctoral candidate […]

How The Corona Crisis Helped Us Find New Intergenerational Discourse | Tristan Horx | TEDxMedUniGraz

#JoinTheCountdown OK Boomer! Hello Doomer! How are different generations interacting and communicating with one another and how did the corona crisis change this? What was the feeling our society had at the moment of corona lockdown? How can we stop dividing the world into boomers and doomers? What is the acceleration of deceleration? Watch Tristan […]

Make your actions on climate reflect your words | Severn Cullis-Suzuki

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. “History has shown us that in moments of crisis, society can truly transform,” says environmental educator Severn Cullis-Suzuki. Nearly 30 years ago, at just 12 years old, she spoke at the UN’s Earth Summit in hopes of reversing the planet’s slide into ecological disaster. Some at the summit […]

“Home to You” / “Don’t Kill My Vibe” | Sigrid

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. In front of a stunning forest lake, singer-songwriter Sigrid invites us to listen to uplifting vocals, warm guitar strums and delicate melodies as she performs her songs “Don’t Kill My Vibe” and “Home to You.” This performance was part of the Countdown Global Launch on 10.10.2020. (Watch the […]

¿Innovando ó Regresando a Nuestras Raíces? | Érica Valencia | TEDxColegioHebreoTarbut

Érica valencia enseña cómo podemos ser coherentes con el entorno para lograr tener una mejor calidad de vida. Durante su plática, alienta a encontrar un balance social ambiental y económico que esté ligado al bienestar y propósito de los seres humanos. Apasionada de la sustentabilidad y restauración ambiental. Le gusta encontrar nuevas maneras en que […]

Business Can Play a Profitable Role in Combating Climate Change, with Andrew Winston

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Invest in Trust, Realize the Returns | Marissa Muller | TEDxPepperdineUniversity

In her talk, “Invest in Trust, Realize the Returns: Lessons from a 3,276-mile journey,” Marissa Muller, Global Product Marketing Lead at Tesla, shares how a solo coast-to-coast journey on a solar-powered bike taught her to trust in herself, trust in others, and allow others to trust her. Her experience reveals that when you tune into […]

10 years to transform the future of humanity — or destabilize the planet | Johan Rockström

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. “For the first time, we are forced to consider the real risk of destabilizing the entire planet,” says climate impact scholar Johan Rockström. In a talk backed by vivid animations of the climate crisis, he shows how nine out of the 15 big biophysical systems that regulate the […]

To the Stratosphere! | Russ Van Der Werff | TEDxSiouxFalls

This is a story about how a technology you didn’t know existed, based on an idea that sounds ridiculous on paper, might just save you from a global catastrophe you probably didn’t know you needed to be worried about. Interested? Good. Let’s talk about balloons… . This talk was given at a TEDx event using […]

We’ll save the world through education! | Valeria Cagnina Francesco Baldassarre | TEDxFoggia

Siamo un’utopia reale: un luogo in cui tutti, bambini, ragazzi ed adulti, possono finalmente avventurarsi nel processo educativo con il sorriso sulle labbra e la gioia nel cuore, sentendosi liberi di esprimere loro stessi, di scoprire le loro passioni e di vivere i loro sogni. Un luogo magico dove l’impossibile diventa … possibile! Valeria Cagnina, […]

Europe’s plan to become the first carbon-neutral continent | Ursula von der Leyen

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. With the ambitious goal of becoming the first carbon-neutral continent by 2050, the European Union has committed to creating a greener world for future generations. In this bold talk, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, details the challenges and opportunities that come with transitioning an […]

Saving the horseshoe crab; fighting the virus with nano science | Anthony Dellinger | TEDxGreensboro

Science is often a progression with one development leading to another. Such was the case of seeking to protect forage fish for commercial purposes to developing aquacultures for horseshoe crabs that provide opportunity to fight virus transmission. Anthony Dellinger serves as President and Scientist for Kepley BioSystems. Dr. Dellinger’s expertise includes attractant molecular matter and […]

Why is the world warming up? | Kristen Bell + Giant Ant

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. A brief answer to one of the key questions about climate change: Why is the world warming up? (Written by Myles Allen, David Biello and George Zaidan) This animation was part of the Countdown Global Launch on 10.10.2020. (Watch the full stream here: https://youtu.be/5dVcn8NjbwY.) Countdown is TED’s global […]

Why act now? | Kristen Bell + Giant Ant

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. A brief answer to one of the key questions about climate change: Why act now? (Written by Myles Allen, David Biello and George Zaidan) This animation was part of the Countdown Global Launch on 10.10.2020. (Watch the full event: https://youtu.be/5dVcn8NjbwY.) Countdown is TED’s global initiative to accelerate solutions […]

Why is 1.5 degrees such a big deal? | Kristen Bell + Giant Ant

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. A brief answer to one of the key questions about climate change: Why is 1.5 degrees such a big deal? (Written by Myles Allen, David Biello and George Zaidan) This animation was part of the Countdown Global Launch on 10.10.2020. (Watch the full event: https://youtu.be/5dVcn8NjbwY.) Countdown is TED’s […]

Where does all the carbon we release go? | Kristen Bell + Giant Ant

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. A brief answer to one of the key questions about climate change: Where does all the carbon we release go? (Written by Myles Allen, David Biello and George Zaidan) This animation was part of the Countdown Global Launch on 10.10.2020. (Watch the full event: https://youtu.be/5dVcn8NjbwY.) Countdown is TED’s […]

What is net-zero? | Kristen Bell + Giant Ant

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. A brief answer to one of the key questions about climate change: What is net-zero? (Written by Myles Allen, David Biello and George Zaidan) This animation was part of the Countdown Global Launch on 10.10.2020. (Watch the full event: https://youtu.be/5dVcn8NjbwY.) Countdown is TED’s global initiative to accelerate solutions […]