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TED Audacious Project

How can nonprofits, social entrepreneurs and individuals join forces to impact the future?

TED Announces the Audacious Project

TED Curator Chris Anderson unveils an exciting new collaboration to fund bold ideas.

For the past three years, a group of foundations and individuals has been working with TED to design a new model for turning bold ideas into action. It’s been tried and tested, and it’s already delivering exciting results. With today’s announcement, we’d like to share our thinking behind this initiative and open the doors for others to participate.

Large-scale change depends to a huge degree on people with a special mindset: entrepreneurs. They have the ability to imagine a better future and the courage, ingenuity, persuasiveness and determination to make that future real. Entrepreneurs can choose one of two main paths: for-profit (business entrepreneurs) or nonprofit (social entrepreneurs). In today’s world, those two paths will take them on radically different journeys.

TEDxHiloChange 2013 at UH Hilo

Introducing the TED Residency

We are excited to give you the inside scoop on a brand-new program at TED!

Introducing the TED Residency

Are you working on something that deserves wider exposure? Do you draw insights and inspiration from people in other fields? And have you dreamed of giving a TED talk but don’t know how to get it—or yourself—onto our radar? Well, here’s your chance. Now that TED is moving into its new state-of-the-art headquarters in New York’s Soho, there will be room to add new members to our in-house community, courtesy of a brand-new program: the TED Residency. Could one of these Residents be you?

If you are one of the first 25 people chosen as a TED Resident, you will spend four months at TED HQ developing your idea, supported by the TED team, plus its extended family of amazing humans, and of course your fellow Residents. We’ll provide office space and technical assistance; you’re responsible for your own room and board, travel, and living expenses.

You’ll present your idea worth spreading in TED’s brand-new theater—and yes, you can invite friends to cheer you on. Also, your talk will be considered for use on, and the contacts you’ll make just might change your life. Apply today for this remarkable opportunity!

As a valued TEDx’er, the TED Residency is developed with you in mind. Think of the amazing possibilities this Residency can create, and how it might extend your idea or project, or those from members of your own local community. With our global reach, there are countless ways that we can change the world together. We hope you’ll consider applying, or pass this on to the rest of your TEDx community.
The TEDx Team

A Brief History of the Secret Prisons in the United States

Japanese internment camps

Perhaps the most notorious use of this parallel legal system was the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. All Japanese adults were required to complete a questionnaire to evaluate their “Americanness,” and the final two questions directly assessed their loyalty to the United States.

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Build Your Own Custom TEDTalks DVD

Perfect for folks with slow connections in rural Hawaiʻi, this new TED feature allows you to create a custom DVD of TEDTalks that you want to watch.

Build Your Own Custom TEDTalks DVD!


From TED…

By putting our TEDTalks online for free, we’ve helped spread ideas to over half a billion viewers. But not everyone has access to the internet, nor are they necessarily tech-savvy enough to stream talks when they do. There are times when you need to watch talks off-line. And our DVDs – think of them as ‘mix tapes’ of talks – are a simple alternative: inexpensive, highly personalized and easy to play on any DVD player.

Each disc holds up to six talks, each with the option to order with subtitles in up to 32 languages.  DVDs, available for $9.99, can be shipped to and watched in any region of the world.