TED2020 Postponed Until July

Amidst concern over the spread of COVID-19, numerous festivals, conferences and more have been postponed, moved to streaming models of attendance, or canceled entirely. Initially scheduled for 20-24 April, TED2020 is one of those events. Rather than simply make the decision in-house, however, TED polled registered attendees to find whether or not they wished to keep the scheduled April dates and view a livestream of …

Sheryl Connelly’s 2013 TED Notes

Conference veteran and Ford futurist Sheryl Connelly shares her brilliantly illustrated synopsis

Each year we travel to Long Beach, CA for TED and each year, though armed with inspiration anew, we’d leave with scattered notes—hammered out on an iPad or illegibly scribbled alongside speaker bios in the TED program—that hardly do justice to the knowledge we’ve gleaned. That was until our friend Sheryl Connelly—Ford Motor Company Futurist, TED alum and note-taker extraordinaire—began sharing with us her illustrated …

Ron Finley the South Central LA Guerrilla Gardener

We get inspired to "plant some shit" at this year's TED conference

Like many underfunded urban communities, South Central LA represents what is commonly called a “food desert,” or a district where fast food and corner stores greatly outnumber access to fresh produce. Currently an estimated 26.5 million Americans live in food deserts—a statistic Ron Finley aims to change with a concept he calls guerilla gardening. Finley and the volunteer-based LA Green Grounds organization plant “food forests” …