The organizationTechnology, Entertainment, Design, known popularly as TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. They began as a national conference and have evolved to include international conferences, the award-winning TEDTalks video site (riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world) TEDx programs (we had one in Tucson at the Fox Theatre in November) and much more.
It’s always fascinating listening. My sister in Australia even sends me links to stories she thinks I might enjoy. One I especially liked was a playlist called “The truth about stories” posted on the TED blog that features three amazing storytellers, Elif Shafak, Chimamanda Adichie, and Jonathan Harris. Take a listen and then cruise around the website.
You can search by speaker, theme, or by the talks themselves. Be prepared to spend lots of time because there is truly something for everyone. I just found the highly entertaining Joe Sabia telling the story of the technology of storytelling and I’m going back for more.