Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED)

If you are finding out about TED for the first time through this website, then we have already succeeded in connecting our audience with world-class resources. Essentially, TED is a symposium of genius ideas by some of the brightest minds alive. Do yourself a favor and check out their website. 100% free, of course! I have included one of my favorite lectures below as an example of the riveting talks TED has to offer. 

TED (short for Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a U.S. private non-profit foundation that is best known for its conferences, now held in Europe and Asia as well as the U.S., devoted to what it calls "ideas worth spreading". Its lectures or TED Talks, which are widely disseminated on the Internet, are subject to an eighteen minute time limit. TED was founded in 1984 and the conference has been held annually since 1990. TED's early emphasis, consistent with a Silicon Valley center of gravity, was largely technology and design. Its co-founder was Richard Saul Wurman, credited with having coined in 1976 the term 'information architect.' As popularity of the talks has spread, so has the range of subject matter, which covers almost all aspects of science and culture. Those who have given TED talks include Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Gordon Brown, Richard Dawkins, Bill Gates, the founders of Google, the evangelist Billy Graham and various Nobel Prize winners.- Excerpt from Wikipedia.

Above: Mind-blowing lecture by Paul Stamets about how the fungi kingdom can help us solve complex environmental issues. This short lecture quite possibly changed my career. If you watch this, you will never look at mushrooms the same way.