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02 Oct, 2013, 14:34 ET TEDYouth 2013 Moves to New Orleans, Spurs Simultaneous TEDxYouthDay Events Worldwide

TED, the nonprofit known for "Ideas Worth Spreading," announces that it will host its third-annual TEDYouth event in New Orleans on November 16....


25 Feb, 2013, 12:00 ET TED Opens TED2013: The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered.

TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, kicks off its annual conference today in Long Beach, California.  This year's program...


04 Feb, 2013, 13:05 ET TED Announces Plans to Move Annual Conference to Vancouver in 2014

 TED, the nonprofit known for "Ideas Worth Spreading," announces today it will celebrate its 30th anniversary by holding its annual North...


07 Jun, 2011, 11:00 ET TED Names 2011 TEDGlobal Fellows

TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, announces today 20 new members of 2011's TEDGlobal Fellows class. Founded in 2009, the TED...


15 Apr, 2011, 22:24 ET Art, People and Freedom: Artocracy in Tunisia

In early March, the artist and TED Prize winner JR announced his wish to turn the world "Inside Out." Through his InsideOut Project, JR invited...


28 Feb, 2011, 10:17 ET TED Opens TED2011: The Rediscovery of Wonder

TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, kicks off its annual U.S. conference today in Long Beach, California This year's program...


17 Nov, 2010, 15:52 ET TED Partners with the United Nations for TEDPrize@UN

November 2010 marks the one-year anniversary of the Charter for Compassion, and for the first time ever, the UN will be co-hosting a unique TED...


20 Oct, 2010, 00:05 ET TED Prize 2011 Awarded to Young Global Artist, JR

JR, a moving and innovative artist who exhibits freely in the world's streets, has been named the recipient of the 2011 TED Prize – an award...


14 Oct, 2010, 11:21 ET TED Releases iPad App

Embracing the rise of a new video-delivery platform, TED today released its first TED iPad app, an innovative new way to browse and watch TEDTalks...


13 Oct, 2010, 10:00 ET TEDGlobal 2011 Moves to Edinburgh, Scotland

Organizers of TED's European conference, TEDGlobal, today announced that TEDGlobal 2011 will move from Oxford, England, to Edinburgh, Scotland. The...


05 Oct, 2010, 11:20 ET Boxee Announces New TED App

Boxee, a software company that marries web content to an intuitive TV-friendly interface, today announces the availability of a TED App for...


28 Sep, 2010, 18:30 ET TED Issues Open Challenge to the Global Advertising Community: Create an Ad Worth Spreading

Inspired by the viral success of TEDTalks and expanding on the conference's mission of Ideas Worth Spreading, TED today announces its Ads Worth...


07 Jul, 2010, 09:00 ET Government of Canada Commits $20 Million to Fund 5 New Science and Technology Schools in Africa - Championed by Neil Turok's TED Prize Wish

Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, today announced new federal funding of $20 million CDN to expand science and technology education in...


11 Jun, 2010, 11:30 ET TEDGlobal 2010, 'And Now the Good News,' Announces Speaker Lineup

Headlines remind us daily of the political, economic and environmental woes facing the planet. But behind the scenes lie an amazing array of new...


25 May, 2010, 10:48 ET TED Announces the 2010 TEDGlobal Fellows

Organizers of the TED Conference announced today the 23 Fellows who will participate in TEDGlobal 2010, TED's annual conference in Oxford, UK, July...


13 May, 2010, 11:17 ET At 1-Year Anniversary, TED's Open Translation Project Celebrates More Than 7,000 Completed Translations From 4,000 Volunteers in 75 Languages

Today, TED's Open Translation Project marks one full year of making TEDTalks video available to non-English speakers around the world. As of today,...


04 May, 2010, 20:00 ET TED Launches Open TV Project, Bringing 'Ideas Worth Spreading' to Millions More Worldwide

TED's famous 18-minute TEDTalks -- long available free on TED.com -- will now be accessible on broadcast TV stations around the world through the...


19 Apr, 2010, 15:00 ET SETI Institute Announces Public Availability of Radio Telescope Signal Data in Latest Milestone for Director Dr. Jill Tarter's 2009 TED Prize Wish to Enlist all Earthlings in Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence

SETI Institute, an interdisciplinary scientific organization that explores the nature of life throughout the universe, announced that starting...


10 Feb, 2010, 22:40 ET Acclaimed Chef and Food Activist Jamie Oliver Makes TED Prize Wish for Food Revolution to Overcome Obesity

Celebrated British chef and food activist Jamie Oliver announced his 2010 TED Prize "wish to change the world" moments ago on the first day of the...


20 Jan, 2010, 10:00 ET TED Fellows Program Accepting Applications for TEDGlobal 2010 Fellows

TED Conference organizers Monday began the search for the 20 TED Fellows who will participate in TEDGlobal 2010: "And Now the Good News," to be...


19 Jan, 2010, 11:06 ET TED Announces More Than 40 Corporate and Educational Sponsors for Upcoming TED2010 and TEDActive Conferences

More than 40 leading companies, research institutions and foundations have partnered with TED to sponsor next month's TED2010 and TEDActive...


21 Dec, 2009, 16:38 ET Jamie Oliver, Chef and International Nutrition Advocate, Named Recipient of 2010 TED Prize

Jamie Oliver, celebrity chef and standard-bearer in the fight against obesity and other diet related issues, has been announced as the...


13 Oct, 2009, 13:01 ET Abreu Fellows To Begin Year's Training in October

In February, 2009, Dr Jose Antonio Abreu received the 2009 TED Prize, enabling him to bring his globally-acclaimed El Sistema program to the...


15 Sep, 2009, 14:30 ET TED Conference Announces 103 Fellows for TEDIndia 2009

Organizers of the TED Conference will bring 103 TEDIndia Fellows to Mysore, India, to participate in TEDIndia, the first-ever TED in Asia....


10 Sep, 2009, 12:34 ET TEDIndia Announces List of Inspiring Speakers from Across the Globe

The TEDIndia conference -- the first-ever TED event held in India -- today announced an inspiring list of speakers for the upcoming...