TED Connects: Daily Facebook Live Conversations

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TED Connects is a free, daily conversation series featuring experts whose ideas can help us reflect and work through this uncertain time with a sense of responsibility, compassion and wisdom. As COVID-19 sweeps the globe, it’s hard to know where to turn or what to think.  Hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers, the theme of the Facebook Live series is TED Connects: Community and Hope 

TED Connects

TED Connects Speaker Schedule

The first on Monday, March 23rd with Susan David, TED speaker and Harvard Medical School psychologist, who talked about emotional agility and the ways you can be your best self in a time of crisis. Watch the archive on Facebook here »

Tuesday, March 24, 9:00am PT
Bill Gates, Business leader and philanthropist
Topic: The healthcare systems we must urgently fix

Wednesday, March 25, 9:00am PT
Gary Liu, CEO of the South China Morning Post
Topic: What we can learn from China’s response to the coronavirus

Thursday, March 26, 9:00am PT
Seth Berkley, Epidemiologist and head of GAVI, the vaccine alliance
Topic: The quest for the coronavirus vaccine

Friday, March 27, 9:00am PT
Priya Parker, Author, The Art of Gathering
Topic: How to create meaningful connections while apart

Extended Schedule:

Monday, March 30, 9:00am PT
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the UK and Commonwealth
Topic: We cannot let this divide us

Tuesday, March 31, 9:00am PT
Sonia Shah, science journalist and author of Pandemic and The Next Migration
Topic: The smart ways we might respond to this pandemic

Wednesday, April 1, 9:00am PT
Matt Walker, neuroscientist and author of Why We Sleep
Topic: Why sleep matters now more than ever

Thursday, April 2, 9:00am PT
Elizabeth Gilbert, author
Topic: It’s OK to feel overwhelmed. Here’s what to do next

Friday, April 3, 9:00am PT
A very special (secret) musical guest

Monday, April 6, 9:00am PT
Danielle Allen, Professor and activist
Topic: Here’s how we might save both lives and the economy

Tuesday, April 7, 9:00am PT
Esther Choo, Emergency physician and public health advocate
Topic: Life on the medical front lines of the pandemic

Wednesday, April 8, 9:00am PT
Ray Dalio, Hedge fund chair and philanthropist
Topic: The economic impact of COVID-19 (and what to do about it)

Thursday, April 9, 9:00am PT
Gayathri Vasudevan, Social entrepreneur
Topic: Spotlight on India: A country’s response to the coronavirus

Fareed Zakaria, Journalist and author
Topic: A bird’s-eye view of the global pandemic

Friday, April 10, 9:00am PT
Jacob Collier, Musician, artist
Spectacular, glorious, musical wizardry

Follow TED on Facebook to see upcoming speakers and to tune in.

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  1. Meredith RandallThursday, March 26th, 2020 — 11:09am PDT

    I have watched and listened to the four Ted Connects this week. Thank you for organizing these and creating a greater connected online Ted Community. Chris or Whitney asked for suggestions on speakers or topics. I would like to know more about how this pandemic has been a catalyst to minimize zoonotic transmission of diseases and by extension perhaps curb illegal trafficking of wildlife. Seth Berkley made a passing reference to this in his discussion today. As a possible place to start, I have received communications from Nathan Williams and Mark Todd of Fauna & Flora International and Jean-Gael Collomb of Wildlife Conservation Network.

    Thanks for the consideration.

  2. Doris BlayThursday, March 26th, 2020 — 1:48pm PDT

    What a great idea!!! Information, information, information
    Will Bill Gates ever get a Nobel Prize? An Oscar? Grammy perhaps?

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