March 21, 2018

Queen Esther’s Spring 2018 TED Residency — 3/12 – 6/15!

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Spring 2018 TED Residency!
New York City
March 12th – June 15th

On March 12, TED welcomed its latest class to the TED Residency program, an in-house incubator for breakthrough ideas. These 19 Residents will spend 14 weeks in the New York headquarters working and thinking together; the class includes exceptional people from all over the map, including Brazil, the Netherlands and Korea.  This will culminate in a six minute TED Talk in the amphitheater of their New York City conference headquarters in Soho.

The new Residents include:

  • An entrepreneur with an ingenious financial solution to slowing deforestation
  • A musician uncovering the deep roots of country music’s twang
  • A social worker striving to remove bias from foster-care evaluation systems
  • A choreographer designing reassuring movement for robots

Aside from refining her public speaking skills and giving a TED Talk, Queen Esther will complete a rough draft of a memoir about her Lowcountry childhood.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less) under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. 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. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. By November 2012, TED Talks had been watched over one billion times worldwide.

For more information on all of the residents, click here.

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