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play_circle_filled The Skill of Decision-Making
The Skill of Decision-Making
Hajer Sharief's Talk on Politics Delves into the Family Environment
Hajer Sharief is an activist who delivers a TED talk on politics that encourages people — mainly women, youth, and people of color, to not be passive when it comes to decision-making. As the co-... MORE
play_circle_filled Teaching Sexuality to Kids
Teaching Sexuality to Kids
Lindsay Amer's Talk on Sexuality Highlights the Imidiecy & Need for It
In an age where individualism is celebrated and different expressions of gender are slowly but surely reaching a place of acceptance, conversations like the talk on sexuality by Lindsay Amer—a... MORE
play_circle_filled Tourette's as an Art Form
Tourette's as an Art Form
Jess Thom's Talk on Tourette's Boasts the Condition's Creative Potential
Jess Thom—a comedian, an artist and the founder of Touretteshero, delivers an astonishing talk on Tourette’s that addresses common misconceptions about the condition and reveals the... MORE
play_circle_filled Coping Strategies for Anxiety
Coping Strategies for Anxiety
Olivia Remes' Talk on Anxiety Relates Some Helpful Tips for Coping
One in 14 people around the world have an anxiety disorder — this is the way Olivia Remes, a psychologist at the University of Cambridge, begins her talk on anxiety. The condition is not only... MORE
play_circle_filled The Dangers of Perfectionism
The Dangers of Perfectionism
Thomas Curran's Talk on Perfectionism Reveals Dangerous Implications
Thomas Curran — a social and personality psychologist who is an assistant professor in the Department of Health at the University of Bath, delivers a talk on perfectionism that reveals some... MORE
Understanding Women's Anger
Understanding Women's Anger
Soraya Chemaly's Talk on Women's Anger Advocates for Its Expression
Activist and writer Soraya Chemaly is largely concerned with gender dynamics and social justice and her talk on women’s anger reflects that. During her keynote, she takes a detailed look in... MORE
play_circle_filled The Importance of Sponsorship
The Importance of Sponsorship
Carla Harris' Talk on Sponsorship Details How to Secure One at Work
Carla Harris is a business executive and author who taps into her years of experience on Wall Street to deliver a talk on sponsorship for the work environment. She begins her keynote defining ‘... MORE
play_circle_filled The Art of Debating
The Art of Debating
Julia Dhar's Talk on Debating Highlights the Importance of Common Ground
Business strategist and champion debater Julia Dhar delivers a talk on debating that advocates for the importance of the act, the viability of common ground and the correct etiquette for engaging in... MORE
Galactic AR
AR is used to create immersive experiences of outer space
Implications - Augmented reality is being used to make the exploration of outer space attainable and educational for consumers. The use of AR enables brands to better meet the growing consumer expectations for information and experiences to be accessible. Such experiences highlight how mixed-reality technology is being increasingly leveraged across a variety of industries to create interactive experiences that better engage consumers.
Workshop Question — How could your brand leverage immersive technology like AR to create an immersive and educational experience for its customers?
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play_circle_filled Facing the World's Unpredictability
Facing the World's Unpredictability
Margaret Heffernan's Talk on Unpredictability is Human-Centric
The talk on unpredictability is delivered by Margaret Heffernan — a writer and entrepreneur who has been the former CEO of five businesses. The speaker harnesses her expertise in the field to draw... MORE
play_circle_filled How to Make Innovation Happen
How to Make Innovation Happen
Innovation Keynote Speaker Jeremy Gutsche's Best Speech
I’m excited to reveal my “best” innovation keynote speaker video so far, based on the ratings of my innovation keynotes at our last four Future Festival World Summits.  This... MORE
play_circle_filled The Politics of Belonging
The Politics of Belonging
George Monbiot's Talk on Politics of Belonging is Extremely Passionate
The TED talk on politics of belonging is delivered by George Monbiot — an author and a journalist whose work concerns the state of economics. The speaker proposes a new operational economic model... MORE
play_circle_filled Eliminating Bias from AI
Eliminating Bias from AI
Kriti Sharma's Talk on Ethical AI Outlines a Very Real Profiling Problem
Kriti Sharma — a specialist in the development of artificial technologies, delivers a talk on ethical AI that deals with an easily overlooked problem. Aside from the common worry that tech is here... MORE
play_circle_filled Mistakes and Scientific Discoveries
Mistakes and Scientific Discoveries
Phil Plait's Keynote on Science is Passionate and Inspiring
Phil Plait is an astronomer whose keynote on science proves to be quite accessible and motivational. He passionately talks about the field of study, detailing what makes it unique and how scientists... MORE
play_circle_filled Signs of Dictatorships
Signs of Dictatorships
Farida Nabourema's Talk on Activism Deals with Autocracies and Human Rights
Farida Nabourema — a writer and an activist from Togo in West Africa, delivers an inspiring TED talk on activism. The keynote centers around autocracies, the foreign public perception of them, and... MORE
play_circle_filled The Women-Centric Shift in Pakistan
The Women-Centric Shift in Pakistan
Shad Begum's Talk on Women in Politics is Truly Inspirational
As females edge their way into the intricacies of the political process in Pakistan, change is bound to instill and this talk on women in politics by activist Shad Begum explains what is happening... MORE
play_circle_filled Addressing Climate Change Indefinitely
Addressing Climate Change Indefinitely
Sean Davis' Talk on Global Warming is Quite Hopeful
Sean Davis is a climate scientist who delivers an informative and motivational TED talk on global warming through storytelling. The speaker begins with the late 1920s when CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons)... MORE
Fighting Silent Heart Attacks
Fighting Silent Heart Attacks
Akash Manoj's Talk on Silent Heart Attacks Spotlights His Invention
Akash Manoj is accredited with developing a novel technique that might save lives and his TED talk on silent heart attacks goes into further detail about the device. Funded by the Government of... MORE
play_circle_filled Strengthening the Women's Movement
Strengthening the Women's Movement
Cecile Richards' Talk on the Women's Movement is Enthusiastic
Cecile Richards delivers an exceptionally empowering talk on the women’s movement that calls for mobilization and community-building. The speaker is an activist who wrote the best-selling &#... MORE
play_circle_filled The Stigma in Science
The Stigma in Science
Nathalia Holt's Keynote on HIV Spotlights the Importance of PR Interference
Dr. Nathalia Holt is a research scientist and author who in her keynote on HIV makes the case of breaking the stigma in science. The speaker delivers a content-rich talk that draws on historical... MORE
play_circle_filled Autism in Rural Communities
Autism in Rural Communities
Amy Price Azano's Talk on Autism Deals with Differences in Communities
Dr. Amy Price Azano—an Assistant Professor of Adolescent Literacy in the School of Education, delivers a heartfelt talk on autism that highlights the differences of resource access in rural... MORE
play_circle_filled Advancing 'Team Human'
Advancing 'Team Human'
Douglas Rushkoff's Talk on the Digital Apocalypse is Incredibly Hopeful
Celebrated media theorist and digital futurist Douglas Rushkoff delivers a talk on the digital apocalypse that is eye-opening and motivational. The speaker begins his keynote with a personal anecdote.... MORE
play_circle_filled Mental Privacy in the Tech Age
Mental Privacy in the Tech Age
Nita Farahany's Talk on Cognitive Liberty Raises Justified Concerns
An ethicist and a scholar, Nita Farahany delivers a captivating talk on cognitive liberty. The speaker harnesses her experience as a professor of law and philosophy at Duke University to raise... MORE
play_circle_filled The Subtle Art of Slow Multitasking
The Subtle Art of Slow Multitasking
Tim Harford's Talk on Slow Multitasking Boasts Famous Examples
The speaker who delivers this highly inspirational talk on slow multitasking is Tim Harford—a journalist, broadcaster, and economist who has taken over the Undercover Economist column for the... MORE
play_circle_filled Connecting Families from Prison
Connecting Families from Prison
Alan Crickmore's Talk on Prison Expands on the Impact on Families
Alan Crickmore is an audio and video editor that is currently affiliated with ‘Storybook Dads’ and his talk on prison outlines the impacts of an imprisoned parent on children’s... MORE