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QuoTED Fellows 2017
TED Fellows are a collective of global change-makers who tend to be a bit earlier in their journey than the main stage TED speakers. Those who make it through the extensive application process are supported through mentorship, their community of Fellows...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Scent Detectives Define the Smell of Old Books You know the sensation of pressing your nose into an antique book or walking through a historic library. But we've long struggled with the exact adjectives to describe these scents. Thankfully...
DESIGN
Design Indaba Festival 2017
Design Indaba is a truly inspiring annual festival of multidisciplinary creativity set to the stunning backdrop of Cape Town. We’ve been in attendance since 2010, and each year the program is packed with opportunities to learn, engage and celebrate...
CULTURE
Notes: Processing and Plotting with the Summit Community
Like many of us, I began the day on Wednesday 9 November exhausted, angry and confused. It was an early morning because we hadn't slept well and it was an early morning because Evan and I were catching a flight to Miami to get on the ship for Summit...
CULTURE
Summit Series Sails One More Voyage
This November, the third and final Summit at Sea conference will depart from the Port of Miami, offering a global group of thought leaders a holistic experience unlike any other. One of the flagship events within the Summit Series, the ocean-bound...
DESIGN
Core77's Here/Now Conference
Later this month (29-30 September), downtown LA will play host to the third annual Core77 Here/Now conference—offering up two days of discussion, workshops, tours and parties with some of the most innovative thinkers in the country. Focused on...
CULTURE
TEDxHollywood 2016: Technology vs Humanity
Organized by Ken Hertz and Dan Adler, TEDxHollywood 2016 will focus on technology and humanity—specifically the dichotomy in which they exist. With thoughtful speakers, performances, exhibits and interactive sessions, the day will inspire as only...
CULTURE
Announcing WORLDZ: a Cultural Marketing Summit and Community
We’ve been fortunate to be part of the PTTOW! community for several years. The acronym stands for Planning To Take On the World, and its 230 or so members represent leaders—only one per company—across industries and genres. Execs of some of the...
TECH
Symposium Stockholm 2016: Eugenia Kuyda
When Eugenia Kuyda’s best friend Roman passed away last year, it was the first time the CEO of Luka lost someone so close—and she was unaccustomed to experiencing such grief. Luka, which Kuyda founded, is an artificial intelligence company that...
DESIGN
Symposium Stockholm 2016: Doug Aitken
This past weekend saw the tech-savvy city of Stockholm host the second edition of Symposium Stockholm, a “festival of ideas” started by Spotify’s Daniel Ek and founder of At Night Management, Ash Pournouri. As part of the Symposium, the two-day...
FOOD-DRINK
NYC's Food Loves Tech Expo
There's a lot to discuss regarding the future of food: sustainability, development, distribution—and technology factors into all of it. The inaugural Food Loves Tech Expo—presented by the team behind Edible Manhattan, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East...
CULTURE
QuoTED 2016
Once again set in Vancouver, TED 2016 was a gift that will keep giving. Beyond the invaluable networking, unique experiences and engaging installations, attendees were treated to a high concentration of inspiring, even life-changing, talks—several...
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QuoTED 2015
In our last five years of attending the conference, TED 2015 might have been the best yet. Now firmly settled in its new Vancouver, BC home, this year’s production was deep, meaningful and overall more simple than in years past. Performances were moving...
CULTURE
Vivid Sydney Ideas 2015
Every year, the Sydney Opera House is transformed from its normal stoic ivory self into a blank canvas for light artists—resulting in massive works that captivate the city and often the world at large. Part of the annual Vivid Sydney conference...
TECH
Carbon3D's CLIP Technology Revealed at TED 2015
After two years in stealth mode, Carbon3D has finally unveiled its breakthrough 3D printing technology, which will make printing speed 25 to 100 times faster than that of any 3D printer model currently on the market. The announcement was made at...
CULTURE
StoryCorps Interview App Announced at TED 2015
When Dave Isay founded StoryCorps in 2003, he hoped to create a global archive of what he calls "the wisdom of humanity” by empowering people to record face-to-face conversations that could be preserved and passed down from generation to generation...
DESIGN
Design Indaba Expo 2015
Cape Town’s inspirational Design Indaba conference doesn’t just host a great selection of speakers each year, but also encompasses a design expo that showcases some of the most exciting high-end contemporary African design. From furniture to prints...
DESIGN
Hella Jongerius at Design Indaba 2015
Dutch industrial designer Hella Jongerius has been a design force to be reckoned with for decades, known for both her own products and the work she’s done for companies such as Maharam, IKEA, Vitra and more. One of her latest projects was creating...
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Interview: Ravi Naidoo of Design Indaba
In just two days, the 20th edition of Design Indaba—the Cape Town-based conference that has celebrated creativity and promoted design for two decades now—will open. Known for its eclectic, inspirational roster of speakers, the conference gathers...
DESIGN
Redefining Wearable Tech at Decoded Fashion NYC
The NYC Decoded Fashion summit proved to be an especially good-looking tech conference. Not to say that the average tech conference is unattractive, but this crowd obviously cares as much about aesthetics and presentation as they do about software...
DESIGN
99U's Make Your Mark
While the annual 99U conference (previously known as 99%, co-founded by CH and Behance) is a two-day whirlwind affair in NYC, the conference's daily-updated website—and now, their three-part book series—offer a way for creatives to get a more regular...
TECH
INST-INT 2014: Conference Highlights
From the founders of technology festival Eyeo comes a smaller, more tightly focused offshoot called INST-INT. Now in its second year, the stimulating three-day experience saw roughly 300 people gravitate to Minneapolis' Walker Art Center to glean...
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