TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.
Here are links to some of my favorite TED talks:
- Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity.
- Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution.
- Dave Eggers’ wish: Once upon a school.
- Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation.
- Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy? Why aren’t we happy?