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* EdutainmentShow: The talks themselves are definitely meant to educate the audience on whatever topic they cover. That doesn't stop some speakers from injecting humor into their talks.
* WideEyedIdealist: Carrie Poppy, full stop. She was introduced to the skeptic movement by a gas leak that she first thought was a haunting and is firmly committed to her organization's stance on skepticism, but she never loses hope in the possibility of the paranormal.
-->'''Carrie Poppy:''' I still get excited at ghost stories every single time. I still consider that every group I join might be right, and I hope I never lose that hope.

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* EdutainmentShow: The talks themselves are definitely meant to educate the audience on whatever topic they cover. That doesn't stop some speakers from injecting humor into their talks.
* WideEyedIdealist: Carrie Poppy, full stop. She was introduced to the skeptic movement by a gas leak that she first thought was a haunting and is firmly committed to her organization's stance on skepticism, but she never loses hope in the possibility of the paranormal.
-->'''Carrie Poppy:''' I still get excited at ghost stories every single time. I still consider that every group I join might be right, and I hope I never lose that hope.
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* [[{{TearJerker}} Tear Jerker]]: There are talks that can shed your tears about sensitive subjects such as death and war.
* WideEyedIdealist: Carrie Poppy, full stop. She was introduced to the skeptic movement by a gas leak that she first thought was a haunting and is firmly committed to her organization's stance on skepticism, but she never looses hope in the possibility of the paranormal.

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* [[{{TearJerker}} Tear Jerker]]: There are talks that can shed your tears about sensitive subjects such as death and war.
* WideEyedIdealist: Carrie Poppy, full stop. She was introduced to the skeptic movement by a gas leak that she first thought was a haunting and is firmly committed to her organization's stance on skepticism, but she never looses loses hope in the possibility of the paranormal.

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* [[{{TearJerker}} Tear Jerker]]: There are talks that can shed your tears about sensitive subjects such as death and war.


* [[{{TearJerker}} Tear Jerker]]: There are talks that can shed your tears about sensitive subjects such as death and war.


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* EdutainmentShow: The talks themselves are definitely meant to educate the audience on whatever topic they cover. That doesn't stop some speakers from injecting humor into their talks.


The organization also hosts a charity, the "TED Prize", a $100,000 USD grant and assistance provided yearly to three individuals who wish 'to change the world' in a tangible, worthwhile manner. Every year, after months of preparation, these three individuals release their idea publically, at the central talks in Long Beach.

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The organization also hosts a charity, the "TED Prize", a $100,000 USD grant and assistance provided yearly to three individuals who wish 'to change the world' in a tangible, worthwhile manner. Every year, after months of preparation, these three individuals release their idea publically, publicly, at the central talks in Long Beach.



* CrashIntoHello: On their TED Ed youtube channel, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OttRV5ykP7A How to Speed Up Chemical Reactions (And Get a Date)]] video invokes this trope to illustrate chemical collisions (with parallels between particular orientation and amount of energy in the collisions).

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* CrashIntoHello: On their TED Ed youtube channel, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OttRV5ykP7A How to Speed Up Chemical Reactions (And Get a Date)]] video invokes this trope to illustrate chemical collisions (with parallels between particular orientation and amount of energy in the collisions).collisions).
* WideEyedIdealist: Carrie Poppy, full stop. She was introduced to the skeptic movement by a gas leak that she first thought was a haunting and is firmly committed to her organization's stance on skepticism, but she never looses hope in the possibility of the paranormal.
-->'''Carrie Poppy:''' I still get excited at ghost stories every single time. I still consider that every group I join might be right, and I hope I never lose that hope.


* ArchiveBinge: There's a yearly conference, places most of the recorded presentations on its website under the Creative Commons license and has over 500 listed as of this writing. Good luck getting through them all in under a month.


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* ArchiveBinge: There's a yearly conference, places most of the recorded presentations on its website under the Creative Commons license and has over 500 listed as of this writing. Good luck getting through them all in under a month.
* CrashIntoHello: On their TED Ed youtube channel, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OttRV5ykP7A How to Speed Up Chemical Reactions (And Get a Date)]] video invokes this trope to illustrate chemical collisions (with parallels between particular orientation and amount of energy in the collisions).

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TED is, in effect, a convention of speakers from various walks of life, generally predisposed towards science, arts, and humanities. Run by a small non-profit group, it attracts many of the biggest names in three industries: [[FunWithAcronyms Technology, Entertainment, and Design.]] Biyearly conferences occur in various locales, including Oxford, Tanzania, and Mysore, attracting presenters from all over the world - though the central, annual convention is still held in Long Beach, California. Each 'talk' runs a variable amount of time, from five minutes to almost an hour, and the most well-received presentations are provided for free viewing online, under the Creative Commons license.

Talks generally range from the arts to the social sciences, from new methods of interactive design to discourse on education systems. The tone of the presentations oftentimes ranges towards the irreverent, humor and jokes interspersed throughout.

The organization also hosts a charity, the "TED Prize", a $100,000 USD grant and assistance provided yearly to three individuals who wish 'to change the world' in a tangible, worthwhile manner. Every year, after months of preparation, these three individuals release their idea publically, at the central talks in Long Beach.

TED's website can be found [[http://www.ted.com/ here]], but be warned: while worth watching, the videos contained can quickly lead to an ArchiveBinge.

Not to be confused with the [[Film/{{Ted}} 2012 film]].
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