The TED Blog: Telling Stories, Spreading Ideas

This week, TED’s summer conference, TEDGlobal 2013, kicks off in Edinburgh, Scotland. At TEDGlobal, the world’s innovators and thinkers gather to tell stories and share knowledge — it’s where disciplines and perspectives in business, technology, culture, and the arts merge and cross-pollinate, and where attendees are asked to pause and Think Again.

Sounds inspiring, doesn’t it? If you’re not attending, you should know you can always get your dose of TED on the TED Blog, a VIP site. But we should warn you: there’s so much to discover on the TED Blog — it may just overload your brain.

Since many of you are out there writing, creating, and finding ways to share your own ideas with the world, we think that’s a good thing.

TED Blog

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find on the TED Blog:

It’s a blog for the curious, knowledge-hungry, and forward-thinking reader. Dive in — you’ll see.

For those of you interested in learning more about the speakers at TEDGlobal 2013, check out TED’s recommended reads: books, articles, and research papers to introduce you to the thinkers taking the TED stage, including the work of Pico Iyer, Jihad vs. McWorld author Benjamin Barber, provocative writers like the Atlantic‘s Anne-Marie Slaughter, and leading scientists and researchers.

If you’re interested in watching the conference live, check out the TED Live membership.

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  1. thelaststraggler

    Heard so much about TED but haven’t been able to attend so far. Will definitely have a look at their blog and maybe make some plans to attend the next one!


  2. Angeline M

    Thanks for bringing this blog to my attention. I didn’t know this site was right here on WP. I’ll enjoy the ease of access to all the great info.


  3. malikmudassar

    Regardless of the stories mentioned on the blog, the name is cute; I got confused with the famous hollywood movie, Ted.



    Wow…I’d love to go.
    A visit to Scotland would be nice too!
    Thanks for the info.


  5. Law Offices of G. David Smith P.C.

    Reblogged this on gdavidsmithlaw and commented:
    TED talks are always so interesting and informative. A great and entertaining way to learn from some of the best in their respective fields.


  6. paulineking2013

    I get a regular email from Ted, Watching Ted Talks on YouTube is one of my favourite activities – It’s where I keep an eye on the positive and uplifting events and people of our world.


  7. Smash

    That sounds amazing! I would love to go someday.


  8. AmazingSusan

    Yes, and:

    I’m an avid TEDster, who has been an associate from “the start,” I’ve been to TED Global twice – once in Oxford, once in Edinburgh. I highly recommend the TED Live experience — it’s ALMOST as good as being there. Also, the TED Live online community is becoming more engaged and lively – join us!


    • Cheri Lucas Rowlands

      This is a handy, resourceful list — thanks for sharing it! I really like the work of An Xiao Mina
 in particular, and I’m still thinking about that Atlantic piece by Anne-Marie Slaughter
 almost a year after it was published.


  9. AmazingSusan

    P.S. More about how cool TED Live is here:


  10. bravesmartbold

    Thank you for this. I’ve seen some TEDTalks and thoroughly enjoyed them, but I felt like I didn’t know where to go from there so I avoided it. Now I feel like I won’t just wander around aimlessly.


  11. Steph's Scribe/Stephanie Verni

    I use TEDTalks in the classroom at my university all the time, and we always get something out of them. Some are quite tremendous!


  12. Bruce Stambaugh

    I already subscribe and greatly enjoy their speakers with their wide range of backgrounds, expertise and subject matters. Thanks for sharing the good news.



  13. Arianne Z.

    You are right about the “overload” part. Clicking the link to TED is kinda dangerous especially if you have tons of work to do. The stuff in there is really engaging. 🙂


  14. wysials88

    I really like TED; I’ve even seen my favourite skateboarder giving REAL tips on SUCCESS: Rodney Mullen. Good ideas from an AWESOME skater.


  15. Felxfame

    I have been reading documentaries about TED and sharing them with friends. It’s really motivating.


  16. la cult

    I’ve seen many TED videos.They are really great. I use TED to practice my English. It’s fun and very helpful. If you feel lost you can always download subtitles : )


  17. Family to the 5 Power!

    I show TED talks to my college students. I’m glad to have found this wp site!


  18. jasteriou

    I have heard the name TED in several social media forums. Thank you for posting useful content.


  19. artodds

    My first encounter, TEDGlobal2013, Edinburgh…absolutely mind-blowing!


  20. filmcamera999

    I use the TED stuff on Youtube sometimes during my yoga and chi-kung classes….there is always something interesting to discuss afterwards! Thanks for pointing out TED to readers who may not have heard about it!


  21. idleanalysis

    Ugh! TED talks are just vanity fairs.


  22. pforpa0la

    I get my regular dose of TED through the TED app of many videos 🙂 but more TED through the blog is better! Thanks


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