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Spreading ideas worth spreading | Gustavo Rocha | TEDxPajuçara

Gustavo Rocha speaks about the TED Translators Project and how the transcription and translation processes of TED and TEDx talks work. Gustavo Rocha has been a volunteer in the TED Translation Project since October 2012. He has already participated in three TED Conferences and has been a Language Coordinator for the Brazilian community for more than three years. With his experience in the translation project, he’s a key element in the development of the community of Brazilian translators and in helping spread TED talks in Brazilian Portuguese. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
( 2018-03-03 , Translator: Cristina Bufi Poecksteiner , Reviewer: Leonardo Silva )

When money isn't real: the $10,000 experiment | Adam Carroll | TEDxLondonBusinessSchool

Adam Carroll talks about his $10,000 Monopoly game with his kids and how to teach financial management in a cashless society. Adam's core message is we are all after the same thing—to relentlessly pursue our passions, live simply and happily, and make a difference to those around us. Adam Carroll is quickly being recognised as one of the top transformational trainers in the country. Having presented at over 500 colleges and universities nationwide, hundreds of leadership symposiums, and countless local and regional organisations, Adam Carroll's message of Building a Bigger Life, Not a Bigger Lifestyle has been heard by over 200,000+ people. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
( 2018-03-03 , Reviewer: Queenie Lee , Approver: Peter Van de Ven , Grade: 10.0 )

Transforming education in Latin America | Gloria Vidal | TEDxRíodelaPlata

Is a successful education system reform possible in Latin America? Gloria Vidal, former Minister of Education of Ecuador, tells us how they made it possible. Gloria has a degree in Education from the Catholic University of Guayaquil and a diploma in Teaching Skills from the Technological Institute of Monterrey. For more than 30 years, Vidal was a teacher of Language and Literature, Social Studies and Philosophy, in several educational institutions and was also Rector of Balandra Cruz del Sur School in Guayaquil. She was Vice Minister and Minister of Education of Ecuador and co-responsible for several initiatives such as the Ten-Year Education Plan and projects of great impact in the education sector. She chaired the Inter-American Committee on Education of the OAS, among other regional organizations and was Ambassador of her country in Argentina until August 2017. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
( 2018-03-02 , Translator: Gisela Giardino , Reviewer: Sebastian Betti )

The end of cash | Demian Reidel | TEDxRíodelaPlata

A society without cash is emerging. Demian Reidel is an official of Argentina's Central Bank. In this talk, he explains why this is good and what he's doing to achieve it. Demian holds a Bachelor's Degree in Physics from the Balseiro Institute, a Master's Degree in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago and a Doctorate in Economics from Harvard University. He started his career in the financial sector in the area of ​​emerging market research at JP Morgan. He was then in charge of the area of ​​external debt strategy in emerging markets at Goldman Sachs. He was co-founder of QFR Capital Management and professor of postgraduate studies in finance at Torcuato Di Tella University (UTDT). He is currently 2nd Vice President of the Central Bank of Argentina. Yes, a physicist. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
( 2018-03-02 , Translator: Gisela Giardino , Reviewer: Sebastian Betti )

When the Other Candidate is a Robot | Carlos Zahumenszky | TEDxReus

According to experts, new technology is one of the biggest revolutionary changes in recent years: it is convenient, it saves time and it increases quality of life. Ultimately, it has changed our way of life. But how will it be in a few years? Will we humans be the ones that control technology or will it control us? Carlos Zahumenszky was born in Vitoria in 1974. He studied Journalism and Marketing and Public Relations at the University of Leoia. He started his career path as an infographist for Grup Vocento and was art director in a communications agency, while also writing a weekly column on video games and technology in the newspaper El Correo. The interest in journalism prevailed over the field of design and Carlos started focusing on scientific and technological journalism. After 3 years of being the editor in the leading technological blog in Spain, he started to develop the Spanish version of gizmodo, jointly with journalist Manuel Àngel Mendez. He currently writes about science, devices, video games, the internet, and how new technologies change our life style, often without us realizing it.
( 2018-03-02 , Translator: Calum Watson , Reviewer: Núria Estrada )

Why the gods chose the Nile? | Irene Cordon | TEDxReus

When a society lives in what could be depicted as paradise, changing your way of living makes no sense, as it seems you can't improve... but can an unexpected climate change destroy a civilization and give birth to another? What is more important: humans' influence over the landscape or geography's influence over how society acts? Irene Cordón i Solà-Sagalés, born in Barcelona in 1972, has a PhD in Archaeology, Ancient and Medieval History by the Autonoma University of Barcelona (UAB), a post-doctorate and a master in Egyptology by the UAB and a degree in Law by the University of Barcelona (UB). Her specialization is Ancient Egypt and particularly gender studies. For her Cum Laude PhD she undertook a year-long internship in the American University in Cairo (AUC) as a researcher. She has participated in an archaeologic excavation in Saqqara with a team of the UAB, financed by the Generalitat de Catalunya. She is currently a member of the Catalan Society of Egyptology, professor at the University of Múrcia (on line courses) and teaches courses and holds conferences on Egyptology, Prehistory and Ancient History in several institutions and centers, she organizes and leads cultural trips, publishes papers on Egyptology in specialized journals and magazines (National Geographic, Sàpiens, Clio Història, Fent Història) This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
( 2018-03-02 , Translator: Esther Trujillo Lopez , Reviewer: Núria Estrada , Approver: Aviva Nassimi )

Complex systems: modules, flowers, butterflies and hashtags | Javier Borge

Over the past few years, social networks have rapidly changed our lifes. Also, social trends and social movements have evolved at a dizzy speed. So, is it possible to combine technology and sociology in order to exactly know how long vindicative movements and social trends are on social networks?
( 2018-03-02 , Translator: Miguel Ángel Caballero , Reviewer: Júlia Vilafranca Molero , Approver: TED Open Translation )

Simone Bianco and Tom Zimmerman: The wonderful world of life in a drop of water

"Hold your breath," says inventor Tom Zimmerman. "This is the world without plankton." These tiny organisms produce two-thirds of our planet's oxygen -- without them, life as we know it wouldn't exist. In this talk and tech demo, Zimmerman and cell engineer Simone Bianco hook up a 3D microscope to a drop of water and take you scuba diving with plankton. Learn more about these mesmerizing creatures and get inspired to protect them against ongoing threats from climate change.
( 2018-03-02 , Grade: 5.6 )

Naomi Klein: How shocking events can spark positive change

Things are pretty shocking out there right now -- record-breaking storms, deadly terror attacks, thousands of migrants disappearing beneath the waves and openly supremacist movements rising. Are we responding with the urgency that these overlapping crises demand from us? Author and activist Naomi Klein studies how governments use large-scale shocks to push societies backward. She shares a few propositions from "The Leap" -- a manifesto she wrote alongside indigenous elders, climate change activists, union leaders and others from different backgrounds -- which envisions a world after we've already made the transition to a clean economy and a much fairer society. "The shocking events that fill us with dread today can transform us, and they can transform the world for the better," Klein says. "But first we need to picture the world that we're fighting for. And we have to dream it up together."
( 2018-03-02 , Grade: 8.4 )

Kaustav Dey: How fashion helps us express who we are -- and what we stand for

No one thinks twice about a woman wearing blue jeans in New York City -- but when Nobel laureate Malala wears them, it's a political act. Around the globe, individuality can be a crime, and clothing can be a form of protest. In a talk about the power of what we wear, Kaustav Dey examines how fashion gives us a nonverbal language of dissent and encourages us to embrace our authentic selves.
( 2018-03-02 , Grade: 6.9 )

Petter Johansson: Do you really know why you do what you do?

Experimental psychologist Petter Johansson researches choice blindness -- a phenomenon where we convince ourselves that we're getting what we want, even when we're not. In an eye-opening talk, he shares experiments (designed in collaboration with magicians!) that aim to answer the question: Why do we do what we do? The findings have big implications for the nature of self-knowledge and how we react in the face of manipulation. You may not know yourself as well as you think you do.
( 2018-03-02 , Grade: 5.6 )

Unmasking the abuser | Dina McMillan | TEDxCanberra

Women are the predominant victims of violence at the hands of men they know. Dina McMillan teaches women how to identify the signs of potential violence before it happens. Dr Dina McMillan is a social psychologist with a Master’s degree and PhD from Stanford University in California. In 2006 she identified the specific tactics used by abusers to establish and maintain abusive relationships. Dr McMillan published a ground-breaking book: 'But He Says He Loves Me: How to Avoid Being Trapped in a Manipulative Relationship', which offers rare insight into the minds of abusive predators and details the careful strategy of manipulation they use to ensnare women in abusive relationships. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
( 2018-03-02 , Transcriber: Daniel Moore , Reviewer: Riaki Poništ , Grade: 6.3 )

Bill Bernat: How to connect with depressed friends

Want to connect with a depressed friend but not sure how to relate to them? Comedian and storyteller Bill Bernat has a few suggestions. Learn some dos and don'ts for talking to people living with depression -- and handle your next conversation with grace and maybe a bit of humor.
( 2018-03-02 , Grade: 6.6 )

Felice Belle and Jennifer Murphy: How we became sisters

Poets Felice Belle and Jennifer Murphy perform excerpts from their play "Other Women," which is created and directed by Monica L. Williams. In a captivating journey, they weave together stories full of laughter, loyalty, tragedy and heartbreak, recalling the moments that made them sisters.
( 2018-03-02 , Grade: 4.4 )

How art allowed me to erase borders | Ana Teresa Fernández | TEDxPennsylvaniaAvenue

As an artist, Ana Teresa Fernandez uses her imagination as her weapon to challenge today's political rhetoric by erasing borders with sky blue paint and wearing ice stilettos in the streets of Oakland. She re-tells myths and folklore that cements us to limited ways of thinking and paints alternate truths to tear down psychological and physical barriers. To view more of Ana Teresa Fernandez's work, visit: Ana Teresa Fernández was born in 1981 in Tampico, Mexico, and she lives and works in San Francisco. Through her work, she explores the politics of intersectionality and the ways it shapes personal identity, culture, and social rhetoric through painting, performance, and video. Her work illuminates the psychological and physical barriers that define gender, race, and class in Western society and the Global South. Her large-scale 5W public art project in San Francisco was awarded Best of the Bay by 7×7 Magazine in 2013. The Headlands Center for the Arts granted Fernández the Tournesol Award and her films have been screened at festivals internationally. She will also exhibit in group exhibitions at the Arizona State University Art Museum, the Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University, the Denver Art Museum and the Nevada Museum of Art in 2016 and 2017. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
( 2018-03-02 , Transcriber: Rosa Baranda , Reviewer: Peter Van de Ven , Grade: 6.7 )

The lost cultures of whales | Shane Gero | TEDxOttawa

What is lost when we lose a whale culture? Shane Gero shares stories from thousands of hours spent in the company of sperm whales. In this hauntingly powerful talk, he details how similar their lives are to our own and how their cultures define their identity, just as ours do. Shane chronicles how their families and cultures are at risk, how our lives impact theirs, along with why preserving cultural diversity is important in our societies and the ecosystem. Shane Gero is an assistant professor in the Marine Bioacoustics Lab at Aarhus University and the founder of The Dominica Sperm Whale Project. The DSWP has been tracking over 20 families of sperm whales in the Caribbean Sea since 2005. Shane’s research is motivated by a desire to understand animal societies, how and why they form, and, by necessity, what happens when they fall apart. Shane is passionate about communicating his science and the whales’ stories to a wide audience. He has given dozens of public talks including those at The Canadian National Museum of Nature in Ottawa, the New England Aquarium in Boston, and the Interacting Minds Center in Denmark. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Motherboard Magazine, and all over Wikipedia; and his research has been featured in numerous magazines including National Geographic, WIRED, National Wildlife, New Scientist; on various radio shows and podcasts, and on TV in The Nature of Things and in two BBC miniseries including Blue Planet II. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
( 2018-03-01 , Transcriber: Elena Montrasio , Reviewer: Patrizia Romeo Tomasini , Approver: Leonardo Silva , Grade: 7.7 )

Dustin Schroeder: How we look kilometers below the Antarctic ice sheet

Antarctica is a vast and dynamic place, but radar technologies -- from World War II-era film to state-of-the-art miniaturized sensors -- are enabling scientists to observe and understand changes beneath the continent's ice in unprecedented detail. Join radio glaciologist Dustin Schroeder on a flight high above Antarctica and see how ice-penetrating radar is helping us learn about future sea level rise -- and what the melting ice will mean for us all.
( 2018-03-01 , Grade: 9.3 )

We find each other in the details | Olivia Gatwood | TEDxABQ

What makes a poem relatable? By examining how we have been conditioned to judge our personal stories as insignificant, poet Olivia Gatwood brings to light the value in the seemingly mundane, and its potential to connect us to thousands. Olivia Gatwood is a nationally touring poet, performer and educator from Albuquerque, New Mexico. As an advocate for Title IX Compliant education, Olivia travels nationwide, speaking at colleges, universities, middle and high schools, educating young people about consent, body image, sexism in the media, and poetry as a tool for social justice. Olivia's work has been featured on HBO, Verses & Flow, and The Huffington Post as well as Muzzle Magazine, Winter Tangerine, and Tinderbox, among others. She has been a finalist at the National Poetry Slam, Women of the World Poetry Slam, and Brave New Voices. Olivia firmly believes girl power, specifically that of teen girls, and has spent the majority of her career working to create spaces where young women feel validated, represented and empowered to exercise their voices. She is the author of Amazon bestseller, New American Best Friend. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
( 2018-03-01 , Transcriber: Morgane Quilfen , Reviewer: Peter Van de Ven , Grade: 6.9 )

How I learned to love history - and today's kids can, too | Carolyn Meyer | TEDxArcadiaUniversity

In this entertaining and informative talk, Carolyn Meyer, author of many books for young adults and children, shares some childhood stories from historical royal characters found in her books - from Cleopatra to the Tudors to Queen Victoria. She learned to love history when she realized it is made up of fascinating people. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
( 2018-02-28 , Transcriber: Tanya Cushman , Reviewer: Peter Van de Ven , Grade: 5.6 )

Revolutionizing the accordion | Cory Pesaturo | TEDxBeaconStreet

How does Daft Punk sound on an accordion? Cory Pesaturo's performance will surprise and delight, tracing the history of the accordion in America--including its downfall in popularity in the 1960s which continues to today--and what he's doing to reinvent the instrument (hint: LED lights are involved). Get ready for an entirely new perspective on the accordion as various styles of music are skillfully performed on this distinctive instrument. Cory Pesaturo is an American musician from Cumberland, Rhode Island who has been playing the accordion since the age of nine. Cory is one of only four accordionists in history to win a World Championship on both acoustic and electronic accordion, and is the only person to also win a world championship in jazz. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
( 2018-02-28 , Transcriber: Rhonda Jacobs , Reviewer: Peter Van de Ven , Grade: 6.2 )