TED Talk Bouquets

20
Jun
2011

The 23 Amazing TEDWomen Speakers Of TEDGlobal 2011

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Susan notes: the lineup of 23 amazing women speakers who graces the stage at TED Global (July 11-15, 2011, in Edinburgh, Scotland), was truly astonishing. I attended the event, and it was absolutely fabulous. However, I was disappointed that yet again women comprised only 30% of the complement of TED speakers. I will continue to advocate for a greater representation for women in all spheres of human endeavor, and look forward to the day when we will achieve gender parity on conference stages around the world – including those at TED and TEDx events.

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14
Mar
2011

5 Amazing Talks By Acumen Fund Founder Jacqueline Novogratz

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jacqueline_novogratz.pngJacqueline Novogratz founded and leads Acumen Fund, a non-profit organisation that takes a businesslike approach to improving the lives of the poor.

In her book, The Blue Sweater, she tells stories from the new philanthropy, which emphasizes sustainable bottom-up solutions over traditional top-down aid.

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02
Feb
2011

10 Excellent TED Talks For Anthropologists

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Susan notes: inspired by a list of 20 TED Talks for Anthropologists compiled by Master’s Degree and posted here.

1) Amber Case: We are all cyborgs now

Technology is evolving us, says Amber Case, as we become a screen-staring, button-clicking new version of homo sapiens. We now rely on "external brains" (cell phones and computers) to communicate, remember, even live out secondary lives. But will these machines ultimately connect or conquer us? Case offers surprising insight into our cyborg selves.

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30
Dec
2010

5 Amazing TED Women Rock At TEDxConstitutionDrive

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1) Fran Maier: Trust & Privacy: Challenge of Social Networking


 

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23
Dec
2010

8 Amazing TED Women Rock At TEDxGrassValley

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Susan notes: held in conjuction to the TEDWomen 2010 conference, TEDxGrassValley comprised 100% women speakers - AWESOME! Here they are (click on the names and talk titles to see individual profiles and talks):
 

1) Ginny Woods - Compassion into Action TEDxGrassValley

 

 

 

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03
Sep
2010

3 Inspirational Talks By Amazing Double Amputee Athlete Aimee Mullins

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Aimee Mullins was born without fibular bones, and had both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was an infant. She learned to walk on prosthetics, then to run -- competing at the national and international level as a champion sprinter, and setting world records at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta.

1) Aimee Mullins On Running (February 1998)
In this TED archive video from 1998, paralympic sprinter Aimee Mullins talks about her record-setting career as a runner, and about the amazing carbon-fiber prosthetic legs (then a prototype) that helped her cross the finish line.

 

 

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07
Aug
2010

7 Inspirational Storytellers Who Have Captivated Audiences Worldwide

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Susan notes: a stellar line-up of seven masterful story tellers, some of whom tell stories by profession, others to spread their compelling messages. Thanks as always to TED for making TED Talks downloadable and embeddable. TED ROCKS !

 

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