TED is the nonprofit organization that has been devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading” for more than two decades. Throughout the years, the organization has grown to be a recognized source of inspiration and innovation, supporting world-changing ideas through a variety of programs.
Now, for the first time, TED and Skype have partnered together to enable worldwide experiences and conversations that extend to all corners of the globe.
Back in March, Skype and TED brought together voices from around the world in a spectacular live performance on stage at TED 2013. With Skype’s technology, Eric Whitacre transformed his virtual choir into the first live choir, where 30 singers from 28 countries joined their voices together in one powerful performance.
Most recently at the TED Global conference in Edinburgh, Skype was a part of the TED Found in Translation Sessions that were based in The Open Translation Project Lounge. These interactive sessions connected TEDGlobal Speakers, Sessions Hosts, Fellows, attendees and TED Translators. Many of the sessions took speakers straight from the main stage via Skype to a global audience, where viewers could learn and explore the impact and meaning of powerful topics.
From killer robots to internet memes, be sure to take a look at the TED Found in Translation Sessions and stay tuned for the next TED conference:
- Executive Producer of TED Media, June Cohen: The motivations for TED Translators to volunteer
- TEDGlobal Speaker and Urban Developer, Teddy Cruz: The impact of future urban development
- TEDGlobal Session Host and Senior TEDFellow, Erik Hersman: Innovation in Africa
- TEDGlobal Speaker and author, Pico Iyer: Is Foreignness Extinct?
- TEDGlobal Speaker, An Xiao Mina: How internet culture and humor can address political issues around the world
- TEDGlobal Speaker, Hetain Patel: Why culture and language can affect your behaviour
- TEDGlobal Speaker, software technologist and best-selling author, Daniel Suarez: The threat of autonomous combat drones aka killer robots