The 2015 TED conference takes place March 16-20. This years’ theme is ‘Truth or Dare’ a search of deeper truth, richer understanding and the asking of better questions.
In recognition of all the extraordinary Ideas Worth Spreading, we wanted to highlight some of the most-viewed TED Talks:
Hilarious and haunting, poet Shane Koyczan puts his finger on the pulse of what it’s like to be young and… different. “To This Day,” his spoken-word poem about bullying, captivated millions as a viral video (created, crowd-source style, by 80 animators). Here, he gives a glorious, live reprise with backstory and violin accompaniment by Hannah Epperson.
Over the course of Mark’s talk, a deep and resonant silence slowly descended over the room, culminating in an audience brought to tears – and a standing ovation. Listen and watch as Mark Henick broadens our perceptions on the subject of suicide. His TEDxTalk helps us to understand not only the point of view of someone who has made the decision to die by suicide, but also how we must re-frame our conversations around the subject in order to make change in the world.
“Secrets can take many forms — they can be shocking, or silly, or soulful.” Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret.com, shares some of the half-million secrets that strangers have mailed him on postcards.
Every doctor makes mistakes. But, says physician Brian Goldman, medicine’s culture of denial (and shame) keeps doctors from ever talking about those mistakes, or using them to learn and improve. Telling stories from his own long practice, he calls on doctors to start talking about being wrong.
Inventor, entrepreneur and futurist Ray Kurzweil explains in abundant, grounded detail why, by the 2020s, we will have reverse-engineered the human brain and nanobots will be operating your consciousness.
We represent over 39 speakers who have taken the stage for TED/TEDx talks around the world. Our speaker profiles, wherever possible, include video links to their TED/TEDx presentations, so be sure to click through and explore all the Ideas Worth Spreading.