TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, and PBS are thrilled to announce the first ever TED TALKS LIVE, a six-night speaker event featuring TED Talks, short films and performances at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) in New York’s famed Theater District.
The series offers an unprecedented opportunity to view a TED event for FREE to students and educators who apply for passes online at ted.com/talkslivefree. Tickets for the general public are $100.
TED TALKS LIVE is a co-production with PBS and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), and is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)’s Diversity and Innovation Fund.
Featuring three programs over six nights, November 1 – 6 at 7:30pm, TED TALKS LIVE is hosted by best?selling author, comedian and activist Baratunde Thurston. Speakers will share ideas in quick, powerful talks — 18 minutes or less, TED’s signature format.
TED TALKS LIVE: The Education Revolution (November 1 & 2)
Co-hosted by Sara Ramirez, Tony Award-winning singer, songwriter & actress
Featuring talks from:
Sam Kass, former White House chef, NBC senior food analyst & MIT Media Lab Fellow
Sal Khan, educator & social entrepreneur
Julie Lythcott-Haims, academic & best-selling author of How to Raise an Adult
Andrew Mangino, CEO & co-founder of The Future Project
Victor Rios, sociology professor & author of Punished: Policing the Lives of Black & Latino Boys
Dena Simmons, educator at The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Why is teaching grit and character so important? What will schools and education look like in the future? The Education Revolution will examine some of the latest innovations and thinking in education with some of the brightest minds in the country. We’ll examine how we can control our ability to learn, the education gap, restorative justice for youth, the effects of hunger on kids, bullying, mentoring and just how we keep kids on track to build a better future. The evening will include TED Talks, short films, storytelling, music and performance.