In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a
program of local, self- organized events that bring
people together to share a TED-like experience. At a
TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to
spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx,
where x=independently organized TED event.
The TED Conference provides general guidance for the
TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are
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TEDx is an international community that organizes
TED-style events anywhere and everywhere -- celebrating
locally-driven ideas and elevating them to a global stage. TEDx
events are produced independently of TED conferences, each event
curates speakers on their own, but based on TED's format and rules.
As a novelist and memoirist, Isabel
Allende writes of passionate lives, including her own. Born into a
Chilean family with political ties, she went into exile in the
United States in the 1970s -- an event that, she believes, created
her as a writer. Her voice blends sweeping narrative with touches of
magical realism; her stories are romantic, in the very best sense of
the word. Her novels include The House of the Spirits, Eva Luna and
The Stories of Eva Luna, and her latest, Ines of My Soul and La Suma
de los Dias (The Sum of Our Days). And don't forget her adventure
trilogy for young readers -- City of the Beasts, Kingdom of the
Golden Dragon and Forest of the Pygmies.
As a memoirist, she has written about her vision of her lost Chile,
in My Invented Country, and movingly tells the story of her life to
her own daughter, in Paula. Her book Aphrodite: A Memoir of the
Senses memorably linked two sections of the bookstore that don't see
much crossover: Erotica and Cookbooks. Just as vital is her
community work: The Isabel Allende Foundation works with nonprofits
in the SF Bay Area and Chile to empower and protect women and girls
-- understanding that empowering women is the only true route to
social and economic justice.
James Glattfelder studies complexity:
how an interconnected system -- say, a swarm of birds -- is more
than the sum of its parts. And complexity theory, it turns out, can
reveal a lot about how the economy works. Glattfelder shares a
groundbreaking study of how control flows through the global
economy, and how concentration of power in the hands of a shockingly
small number leaves us all vulnerable. (Filmed at TEDxZurich.)
Richard Wilkinson: How Economic
Inequality Harms Societies
We feel instinctively that societies
with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson
charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets
worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on health,
lifespan, even such basic values as trust.
Jennifer Granholm: A Clean
Energy Proposal -- race to the top!
off the TED2013 conference, Jennifer
Granholm asks a very American question
with worldwide implications: How do we
make more jobs? Her big idea: Invest in
new alternative energy sources. And her
big challenge: Can it be done with or
without our broken Congress?
A former two-term
governor of Michigan, Jennifer M.
Granholm makes the case for empowering
states to create jobs through a Clean
Energy Jobs Race to the Top.
Sebastião Salgado: The silent drama of photography
( 18 mins)
Economics PhD Sebastião Salgado only took up
photography in his 30s, but the discipline became an obsession. His
years-long projects beautifully capture the human side of a global
story that all too often involves death, destruction or decay. Here,
he tells a deeply personal story of the craft that nearly killed
him, and shows breathtaking images from his latest work, Genesis,
which documents the world's forgotten people and places.
Why you should listen to him:
A gold miner in Serra Pelada, Brazil; a Siberian Nenet tribe that
lives in -35°C temperatures; a Namibian gemsbok antelope. These are
just a few of the subjects from Sebastião Salgado’s immense
collection of work devoted to the world’s most dispossessed and
Brazilian-born Salgado, who shoots only using Kodak film, is known
for his incredibly long-term projects, which require extensive
travel and extreme lifestyle changes. Workers took seven years to
complete and contained images of manual laborers from 26 countries,
while Migrations took six years in 43 different countries on all
seven continents. Most recently Salgado completed Genesis, an
ambitious eight-year project that spanned 30 trips to the world’s
most pristine territories, land untouched by technology and modern
life. Among Salgado’s many travels for Genesis was a two-month hike
through Ethiopia, spanning 500 miles with 18 pack donkeys and their
riders. In the words of Brett Abbott, a Getty Museum curator,
Salgado’s approach can only be described as “epic.”
Dr Joe Dispenza- TED Talks with Dr Joe Dispenza
( 18 mins)
Joe Dispenza, D.C., studied biochemistry at Rutgers University in
New Brunswick, N.J. He has a Bachelor of Science degree with an
emphasis in Neuroscience and also received his Doctor of
Chiropractic Degree at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia,
graduating magna cum laude.
Over the last 10 years, Dr. Dispenza has lectured in over 17
different countries on six continents educating people about the
role and function of the human brain.
His approach, taught in a very simple method, creates a bridge
between true human potential and the latest scientific theories of
neuroplasticity. He explains how thinking in new ways, as well as
changing beliefs, can literally rewire one's brain. The premise of
his work is founded in his total conviction that every person on
this planet has within them, the latent potential of greatness and
true unlimited abilities.
His new book, Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind
connects the subjects of thought and consciousness with the brain,
the mind, and the body. The book explores "the biology of change."
That is, when we truly change our mind, there is a physical evidence
of change in the brain.
As an author of several scientific articles on the close
relationship between the brain and the body, Dr. Dispenza ties
information together to explain the roles these functions play in
physical health and disease.
In his research into spontaneous remissions, Dr. Dispenza has found
similarities in people who have experienced so-called miraculous
healings, showing that they have actually changed their mind, which
then changed their health.
One of the scientists, researchers, and teachers featured in the
award winning film, "What the BLEEP Do We Know!?" Dr. Dispenza is
often remembered for his comments on how a person can create their
day, which he discussed in the film. He also has guest appearances
in the theatrical directors cut, "What the BLEEP Down the Rabbit
Hole.. as well as the extended Quantum Edition DVD set.
TEDxRainier - Rick Steves: The Value of Travel (
After spending 4 months a year for the last 30 years
living out of a suitcase, Rick Steves reflects on the value of
thoughtful travel. Sharing lessons learned from Iran to El Salvador
and from India to Denmark, Steves tells why spending all that time
and money away from home has broadened his perspective, enriched his
life, and made it clear to him, as he says in his talk, "Fear is for
people who don't get out very much."
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local,
self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like
experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers
combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x =
independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides
general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events
TEDxBrussels - Paddy Ashdown - Why the world will
never be the same & what we should do about it ( 18 mins)
Paddy Ashdown claims that we are living in a moment
in history where power is changing in ways it never has before. In a
spellbinding talk he outlines the three major global shifts that he
Throughout his career, Paddy Ashdown has moved across
the international stage. He served as a Royal Marine and an
intelligence officer in MI6, the Secret Intelligence Service of the
United Kingdom, before becoming a member of Parlaiment. In 1988 he
became the first leader of the newly formed Liberal Democrat party.
After leaving Parlaiment he served as the High Representative for
Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Forget What You Know: Jacob Barnett at TEDxTeen ( 18 mins)
Jacob Barnett is an American
mathematician and child prodigy. At 8 years old, Jacob began
sneaking into the back of college lectures at IUPUI. After being
diagnosed with autism since the age of two and placed in his
school's special ed. program, Jacob's teachers and doctors were
astonished to learn he was able to teach calculus to college
At age nine, while playing with shapes, Jacob built a series of
mathematical models that expanded Einstein's field of relativity. A
professor at Princeton reviewed his work and confirmed that it was
groundbreaking and could someday result in a Nobel Prize. At age 10,
Jacob was formally accepted to the University as a full-time college
student and went straight into a paid research position in the field
of condensed matter physics. For his original work in this field,
Jacob set a record, becoming the world's youngest astrophysics
researcher. His paper was subsequently accepted for publication by
Physical Review A, a scientific journal shared on sites such as
NASA, the Smithsonian, and Harvard's webpage. Jacob's work aims to
help improve the way light travels in technology.
Jacob is also CEO and founder of Wheel LLC, a business he started in
his mom's garage, and is in the process of writing a book to help
end "math phobia" in his generation.
Jacob's favorite pastime is playing basketball with the kids at his
charity, Jacob's Place. It is a place where kids with autism are
inspired every day to be their true authentic selves...just like