NEW YORK Feb. 16, 2011 TED
TED Conversations was designed and built from the ground up to foster meaningful conversation among the global community – more than 15M monthly users – who visit TED.com and watch TEDTalks online.
The highlight features of TED Conversations include:
- Conversation categories – Questions, Debates and Ideas
- Conversations with TED notables – Dan Ariely Seth Godin Jane McGonigal Rhode Island School of Design John Maeda
- Time limits on conversations –
- Link conversations to one of the 800+ TED Talks on TED.com –
- Tagging by subject –
The launch of TED Conversations marks a major step in TED.com’s evolution as a social platform. Through the popularity of TEDTalk videos – which have surpassed 400 million views – TED.com has amassed a vast global audience of engaged, intellectually curious members who are eager to participate in meaningful conversation and action. TED Conversations aims to capture the passion of these visitors and get the entire community – speakers, fellows, translators and global audience members – talking, brainstorming and collaborating in real time.
TED Conversations was made possible by support from TED partner GE, who provided underwriting as well as product inspiration. One new feature of TED Conversations is that it allows a partner to engage in a conversation directly with the TED community. At launch, GE will hold a conversation soliciting the TED community for insight on sustainable energy solutions, which will inform GE’s Ecomagination Challenge.
Later this spring, TED Conversations users will have the ability to start or participate in conversations in any language, track them over time with email notifications, and see what conversations their friends are participating in.
California TED.com Bill Gates Jane Goodall Elizabeth Gilbert Richard Branson Philippe Starck Isabel Allende Gordon Brown Long Beach, California Palm Springs Edinburgh, Scotland
TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
February 28-March 4, 2011 Long Beach, California Palm Springs, California July 11-15, 2011 Edinburgh, Scotland
Contact: Taryn Langer [email protected]