5 Of The Best & Most Interesting TED Talks By Women That You Need To See

 
You're saving yourself the $6K ticket price, basically.

You're saving yourself the $6K ticket price, basically.

TED is building an archive dating all the way back to 1984. Inspiration for days, in other words.

For all the incredible insight and inspiration TED talks have provided the masses over the years, it’s almost laughably expensive to attend one of the official conferences IRL. Wanna go to TED Global 2017 in Tanzania in August? That’ll be $6,000. “The Age of Amazement” in Vancouver in 2018? A cool $10,000.

Luckily, for everyone who isn’t rollin’ in it right next to Oprah and Elon Musk, TED recently let loose the TED archive.

Not everything is up yet, but they’re building the channel in chronological order. By the time they’re all finished, the archive will date all the way bag to the inaugural event in 1984, and one would assume that they'll continue this practice with conferences going forward.

Here are five outstanding talks by women that haven’t made the rounds on the ‘net just yet, to get you started:

Laurie Parres on “Making people laugh”: The co-producer of Charmed and Spin City discusses the stuff of American sitcom writing: Heart + Fart = Art. It’s that easy!

Momol Kuo on “Hacking objects and making art”: For Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthier America, Kuo and her team created a drinking fountain that talks to you. 

Madison Maxey on “Technology worth loving”: As an innovator in the wearable technology industry, Maxey discusses bridging the gap between the technology we have at our disposal and actually integrating it into our everyday lives. In other words: Making wearable tech so that it’s not ugly AF.

Lilian Chen on “Calling out misogyny in the gaming world”: As a young girl, Lilian slid easily into the gaming world. But over time, the skewed gender dynamics began to take its toll. She discusses how she gained perspective and started to fight back.

Joanna Wheeler on how “Violence is a failure of empathy”: The social change advocate discusses how helping marginalized people tell their stories and connect with others can disrupt the cycle of violence.

Words: Deena Drewis
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