This week, TED’s summer conference, TEDGlobal 2013, kicks off in Edinburgh, Scotland. At TEDGlobal, the world’s innovators and thinkers gather to tell stories and share knowledge — it’s where disciplines and perspectives in business, technology, culture, and the arts merge and cross-pollinate, and where attendees are asked to pause and Think Again.
Sounds inspiring, doesn’t it? If you’re not attending, you should know you can always get your dose of TED on the TED Blog, a WordPress.com VIP site. But we should warn you: there’s so much to discover on the TED Blog — it may just overload your brain.
Since many of you are out there writing, creating, and finding ways to share your own ideas with the world, we think that’s a good thing.
Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find on the TED Blog:
- Featured topics on the home page, such as the latest stories on business.
- Resourceful roundups of popular TEDTalks, like this list of the 20 most-watched TED talks to date, and highlighted playlists that curate content on your favorite topics — for space enthusiasts, consider these out-of-this-world talks from astronauts (including Chris Hadfield).
- Featured stories and interviews with thinkers who’ve given recent TEDTalks, like a discussion on behavioral economics and energy with Alex Laskey and Sendhil Mullainathan or further reading on global issues from Anas Aremeyaw Anas, the undercover journalist who has brought many criminals to justice in Ghana.
- A topics archive that’s worth a peek, on everything from design to health to education.
It’s a blog for the curious, knowledge-hungry, and forward-thinking reader. Dive in — you’ll see.
For those of you interested in learning more about the speakers at TEDGlobal 2013, check out TED’s recommended reads: books, articles, and research papers to introduce you to the thinkers taking the TED stage, including the work of Pico Iyer, Jihad vs. McWorld author Benjamin Barber, provocative writers like the Atlantic‘s Anne-Marie Slaughter, and leading scientists and researchers.
If you’re interested in watching the conference live, check out the TED Live membership.