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TED Talks – what is it?

By on 14. December 2016 in Populærvitenskap, UBedu, UBrss with 1 Comment

Would you like to see videos from engaging speakers such as Stephen Hawking, Al Gore, Brian Cox (physicist), Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Steve Jobs and many more talk about new ideas? Go to and watch TED Talks.

TED Talks are a platform for spreading new ideas as short videos up to 18 minutes containing a variety of topics from science, business and global issues.

TED began in 1984 as a conference of a convergence among three fields: technology, entertainment and design, hence the name TED.
From 1990, the TED conference became an annually event.

TED is a non-profit organization which has its main task to spread new ideas. It is own by the Sapling Foundation, founded by Chris Anderson.
The videos are freely available for non-commercial usage under specific Creative Commons License Attribution.
So how does TED make money?
TED makes money through conference attendance fees (which is quite high), sponsorships, foundation support, licensing fees and book sales.

You can engage by nominate a speaker (TED are always looking for great ideas and exciting and talented people), nominate for the TED prize, apply to be a TED fellow, organize a local TEDx event, help translate TED Talks with subtitles to other languages, etc.

You can also watch playlists including the 20 most popular talks and playlist from different topics.

So take some time and watch TED Talks.



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  1. Diana says:

    Hi! I am a PhD student at the Industrial Ecology Programme at NTNU. I recently discovered this page and I wanted to share a TEDx talk that I did this winter that was inspired from our research at NTNU. Here is the link:

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