Telling stories through photographs: Herb Snitzer at TEDxTampaBay

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Hello everyone. (Audience responds) I’m sorry. (Audience) Hello. You know, I was going to start by saying that when I walk into a classroom of kindergarten children, and I say, “Good morning, children,” they jump up and down, they say, “Good morning, Mr. Snitzer.” Oh, they’re all Read more…

10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee

All right, I want to see a show of hands: how many of you have unfriended someone on Facebook because they said something offensive about politics or religion, childcare, food? (Laughter) And how many of you know at least one person that you avoid because you just don’t want to talk to them? (Laughter) You Read more…

The most mysterious star in the universe | Tabetha Boyajian

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and it is my job, my responsibility, as an astronomer to remind people that alien hypotheses should always be a last resort. Now, I want to tell you a story about that. It involves data from a NASA mission, ordinary people and one of the most extraordinary stars in our Read more…

How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change | Allan Savory

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast The most massive tsunami perfect storm is bearing down upon us. This perfect storm is mounting a grim reality, increasingly grim reality, and we are facing that reality with the full belief that we can solve our problems with technology, and that’s very understandable. Now, this perfect storm that Read more…

The person you really need to marry | Tracy McMillan | TEDxOlympicBlvdWomen

Translator: Nadine Hennig Reviewer: Ilze Garda When I was growing up, there was this song we used to sing on the playground, and it went like this, “Tracy and so and so, sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage.” And I’m like, “OK, that’s Read more…

The Past and Future of Photography | Leif Norman | TEDxManitoba

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Peter van de Ven My name is Leif Norman, and I make all of my money with this finger and this eye. What do I do? Oh, I thought someone was going to say proctologist. (Laughter) Yes, I’m a photographer. Here I am on an adventure in Iceland – I shoot Read more…

Endangered Studio: Joel Sartore at TEDxDeExtinction

Translator: Yasmine Wong Reviewer: Mary Beth Strawn (Applause) Good morning. For more than 20 years now, I’ve been a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine. And, I’ve traveled around the world and taken pictures mainly on conservation issues. And, I realize that what I’m doing here in the wild is just not enough. Through my Read more…

Why we choose suicide | Mark Henick | TEDxToronto

Translator: Robert Deliman Reviewer: Denise RQ I was barely a teenager the first time I tried to kill myself. If I knew then what I know now, well, it probably wouldn’t have changed very much. And it probably wouldn’t have changed very much because sometimes it doesn’t matter what you know, what you feel just Read more…

What Islam really says about women | Alaa Murabit

So on my way here, the passenger next to me and I had a very interesting conversation during my flight. He told me, “It seems like the United States has run out of jobs, because they’re just making some up: cat psychologist, dog whisperer, tornado chaser.” A couple of seconds later, he asked me, “So Read more…

Forget what you know | Jacob Barnett | TEDxTeen

Translator: Jaime Ochoa Reviewer: Capa Girl Hey! I’m Jacob Barnett, are you guys excited? (Cheers) Alright! I am here to tell you why you guys should forget everything you know, right now! So, first thing you guys need to know: suppose you guys are all doing your homework. OK, you know, it’s something you have Read more…