Talking TED Talks

Do you know what a TED Talk is? Oftentimes people can think of their favourites right off the bat whether it was funny, inspiring, scientific or educational, TED Talks can take many forms and are memorable.

For those of you who do not know, TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. You can read more about TED here.

Over the years TED talks have grown in popularity due to the increase in video online since 2006 and have been large advocates of online free learning. This shows with their incredible online statistics:

  • As of January 2018, over 2,600 TED Talks are freely available on the website
  • They have over 10 Million subscribers on their YouTube channel
  • In June 2011, TED Talks’ combined viewing figure stood at more than 500 million
  • By November 2012, TED Talks had been watched over one billion times worldwide

We have curated some of adHOME’s favourites based on some of our favourite topics and themes. Enjoy!


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