The phenomenal of TED Talks tackles these types of big ideas and more. If you don’t know about TED, let me fill you in. TED began as a conference in 1982 to share ideas from three disciplines: Technology, Entertainment and Design. At the conference speakers shared creative and innovative ideas. It took off. Now TED has grown to be the most powerful inspirational speaking organization in the world. Their two annual conferences in the US, in Long Beach and Palm Springs, are hot-ticket items and people spend thousands of dollars to attend and be inspired by leading innovators like Bill Gates, Al Gore and Jane Goodall.