TED 2019: Prize to online classes project causes controversy

For the second year, TED is providing significant funding and institutional support to projects tackling some of the world’s most entrenched problems–from climate change to girls’ education to public health crises. Last year, TED announced the Audacious Project: a massive philanthropic effort to fund projects tackling specific but pernicious issues across the globe. According to Chris Anderson, the head of TED, the Audacious Project “came out of people in the TED community saying, ‘Do more, turn ideas into action.'” TED is now a nonprofit with an annual revenue of over $66 million; its annual conference costs thousands to attend, and draws attendees from the nonprofit, business, and impact communities. People were getting frustrated, Anderson says, that the organization was not doing enough to actively support the kinds of ideas it brought onto the stage.Read Full Story

TED 2019: Prize to online classes project causes controversy

Plans to give millions of dollars to a program for online learning for pre-schoolers has been criticised.

Wed 17 Apr 19 from BBC Technology

TED raises $280M to help nonprofits battle climate change, online sex abuse and more

TED is unveiling the eight participants in the second year of The Audacious Project, a program aimed at helping nonprofits pursue their most ambitious goals. TED’s Chris Anderson told ...

Tue 16 Apr 19 from TechCrunch

TED just raised $280 million for 8 world-changing projects

For the second year, TED is providing significant funding and institutional support to projects tackling some of the world’s most entrenched problems–from climate change to girls’ ...

Tue 16 Apr 19 from Fastcompany Tech

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