TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 110 languages.
The main TED conference is held annually in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at the Vancouver Convention Center. Prior to 2014, the conference was held in Long Beach.
TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation: Sapling Foundation.
7 Best TED Talks of All time
- Do Schools kill creativity? (+49 Million Views) – Ken Robinson talks about education and how we should cultivate creativity.
- Your body language may shape who you are (+45 Million Views) – Amy Cuddy is a social psychologist and in this ted talk she speaks about how body positions can boost our confidence.
- How great leaders inspire action (+37 Million Views) – Simon Sinek talks about leadership, giving us great examples with true role models.
- The power of vulnerability (+33 Million Views) – Great talk about human connections from Brené Brown.
- How to speak so that people want to listen (+25 Million Views) – Julian Treasure shows how to have powerful speaking qualities.
- This is what happens when you reply to spam email (+25 Million Views) – James Veitch talks about an exchange of emails with a spammer. Very funny talk.
- 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm (+22 Million Views) – Mary Roach with 10 amazing claims about sexual climax. (This talk is aimed at adults. Viewer discretion advised.)