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A TED2012, we celebrated the reinvention of the art of spoken word, and nudged it a further step forward -- through the rich use of multiple technologies, formats and approaches for the most powerful possible impact on an audience.

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TED2012 on the TED Blog

The house is a witness: A TED Fellow makes art from the rubble of her homes lost to war

Artist Zena el Khalil doesn’t have the family home she remembers from childhood. Her mother’s house in Lebanon ...

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A wildlife conservationist talks to a teen reporter about the past and future of a lush, green NYC

Conservation ecologist Eric Sanderson makes a science out of envisioning New York City in the past and the future. His ...

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TED@StateStreet offers words to inspire leaders at every level

From anti-jargon campaigns to how Gen X and Gen Y can collaborate, TED@StateStreet highlighted ideas to inspire leaders at ...

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How a model of mentorship is helping TEDx grow throughout Iran

It’s not every day that you see a desert cyclist, a Tanbour virtuoso, a Persian literature professor and a ...

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Why we need to build the stuff of science fiction: A teen reporter talks to a music technologist

Gil Weinberg creates musically included robots so good they can improvise. The founder of the Music Technology program at Georgia ...

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What is Full Spectrum?

We're in the midst of a dramatic reinvention of the ancient art of the spoken word. The surprising spread of talks online and the explosion of TEDx events around the globe are testament to that.

Full Spectrum is a term we've adapted to mean the rich use of multiple technologies, formats and approaches for the most powerful possible impact on an audience.

Cities have been producing chains of collaborative creativity since Plato and Socrates bickered on a street corner.
Ed Glaeser, in Session 7: The City
Be nice to nerds.
Regina Dugan of DARPA
The big difference between human hapiness and sadness is 37 freaking vibrations [per second].
Michael Tilson Thomas, on music

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