The TED Talks could be that thing you have been looking for. The thing that will inspire, make you think and turn on that light bulb. This could be the ultimate game changer.
TED can lead you to inspiration - image provided by www.morguefile.com
Their theme is "Ideas worth spreading", and since its inception when it was a travelling conference back in 1984 it has grown exponentially. Then in 2007 they launched the website you are reading about.
TED is ideas - image provided by www.morguefile.com
The brain trust of magazine publishing entrepreneur Chris Anderson has grown to viral proportions. Thousands of people work, organise, promote, facilitate and expedite all that is TED. They are non-profit, have offices based in New York and Vancouver, still have yearly conferences in North America as well as global conferences that address different areas and groups.
TED is people spreading ideas - image provided by www.morguefile.com
They wanted to bring Technology, Entertainment and Design together so created a medium of talk where people from all of these industries could bring forth ideas. According to the TED website the thought was to "challenge the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers to give the talk of their lives in under eighteen minutes". The concept follows their theme "ideas should be spread" in the hopes of bringing our world closer together and has since opened the door to encompass other fields.
TED is new ideas in new directions - image provided by www.morguefile.com
With a large following and over one billion views you can watch the individual videos on their website as well as You Tube.
Louie Schwartzberg, cinematographer talked about "The hidden beauty of pollination". This up close and personal look at the pollinators in our world, with the emphasis on bees and their demise is a modern miracle of technology and is a must see.
All of these videos can give you insights into fears, problems, new concepts about the world, each other and your place in it, ideas that you may never have considered. They can inspire you to do great things, give you cause to laugh or just marvel at the beauty of it all. They are always looking for insightful, interesting, amazing ideas. Do you have one? They would love to hear about it.
TED is happy to hear about your ideas- image provided by www.morguefile.com
If you check out their website you will find all things TED, information on what, when and how they do what they do. Forums, jobs and information is all there for you.
With over 1500 talks and counting there is surely one or more that will awe, inspire, open your eyes, make you think, make you cry and want to clap at the magnitude of it all. What a grand idea to bring the world together through creativity.