Introducing TED@PMI

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Everyone celebrates the thought leader. But thoughts alone won’t solve the world’s biggest challenges. In the face of disruptive technological change, we need action leaders. With their game changing business projects, awe-inspiring creative pursuits and innovative collaborations, these doers are turning big ideas into a better reality. 

TED@PMI is a virtual celebration of our community of doers and the vision, inspiration and plain mesmerizing awe of turning ideas into action.

Join us on 25 and 26 September 2020 for our virtual TED@PMI event. Registration opens 24 August 2020.

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Every year, TED works with a group of carefully selected organizations like PMI to identify their best inventors, connectors, and creators. They oversee the curation process and provide one-on-one talk development training to sharpen and hone ideas and talks.

TED@PMI is a celebration of that need to reimagine those moments of inspiration and the mesmerizing experience of turning ideas into action.

This is an opportunity to let talents, ideas, and vision of the project community shine to the world. We're going to showcase project leaders who turn ideas into action and inspiration into reality.

The culmination will be a virtual TED@PMI event where our speakers and performers will take the stage to share their big, bold, creative idea with the PMI Community.

TED@PMI Speakers

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Chiwuike Amaechi

Deep truths about communication learned on a deep-sea oil rig

Khulan Batkhuyag

Khulan Batkhuyag

Enduring takeaways from the nomadic life of Mongolians

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Wale Elegbede

Stop seeing discrimination as "their" problem.  It’s "our" problem — that we all play a role in solving

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Kristin Jones

How to talk with your kids about sexual assault, without spreading shame

Betsy Kauffman Headshot

Betsy Kauffman

My son is really blunt — and we should all be more like him

YeYoon Kim Headshot

YeYoon Kim

What kindergarteners taught me about the gift of asking for help

Dinae Knox Headshot

Dinae Knox

Life's bullshit is actually manure — and that's a good thing

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Kathy Mendias

The case for crying — a lot

Billy Samuel Mwape Headshot

Billy Samuel Mwape

What if we saw kids with special needs not as problems but projects

Stephanie Samuels Headshot

Stephanie Samuels

What bees can teach us about teamwork and productivity

Danielle Torley Headshot

Danielle Torley

One woman's journey from losing a family member in a fire to... becoming a fire dancer?!?

Mounina Tounkara Headshot

Mounina Tounkara

The immigrant experience of racism and confronting outsider/insider bias

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Jess Woods

Avoiding the prickly cactuses of life — including the human ones

TED@PMI Curator

Sally Kohn is a TED curator and one of the leading progressive voices in America today. A frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, Sally's first book THE OPPOSITE OF HATE was published in April 2018. Sally is a popular keynote speaker at business conferences and college campuses talking about political division, hate, otherizing, diversity and identity — and how we can solve the deep problems of our past and present.

A regular columnist and commentator, Sally's writing has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, New York Magazine, Time, and many other outlets. She is on the Board of Contributors for USA Today and a contributing editor to Afar magazine. Sally's three hit TED Talks have been viewed more than 6 million times and her work has been highlighted by outlets ranging from the Colbert Report to the National Review. Sally is a popular media trainer and public speaking coach, helping build the skills of everyone from grassroots leaders to C-suite executives.

Sally Kohn