Over the weekend Chris Anderson, the founder of TED, along with the rest of the TED team shared a note with the immediate TED community. The email’s subject line was “Three ways to share ideas, build community and stay hopeful”. It is awesome to see how platforms and communities are stepping up during this challenging time.

Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Over the last few years, each week on a Tuesday a member from the team has picked a TED Talk and published it. Our TED Talk Tuesday’s allow the CN&CO team to play their part on spreading ideas and helping to make the world a better place. Check out a few of the other TED Talk Tuesday picks HERE.

TED is running a new daily series of conversations with some of their community’s wisest minds. On Monday, March 23, TED kicks off a free, live and daily conversation series, TED Connects: Community and Hope. As COVID-19 continues to sweep 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, this new program will feature experts whose ideas can help us reflect and work through this time with a sense of responsibility, compassion and wisdom.

You can join the conversation every day this week. The sessions will start at 12pm ET (6pm in South Africa), and each will last about an hour.

Here’s the line-up for week one:

Susan David: How to be your best self in a time of crisis

Bill Gates: The healthcare systems we must urgently fix

Gary Liu: What we can learn from China’s response to Covid 19

Seth Berkeley: The quest for the coronavirus vaccine

Priya Parker: How to create meaningful connections while apart

For full details on how to participate and sign up for daily reminders, click here.

Various members of the CN&CO team will be tuning in from their remote work spaces and we hope you can too.

TED Connect