TEDGlobal kicked off today with three sessions and many inspiring speakers all speaking to this year’s theme of “Radical Openness.” Here are some of our favorite quotations with links so you can check these amazing women and their work out for yourself:
“Education is a fundamental human right. Life long learning expands minds & changes lives.” -Daphne Koller, founder of Coursera
“Innovation has always been fueled by tinkerers. So many times amateurs have been the inventors.” -Catarina Mota, maker and founder of Open Materials
“We make things glow. We make things grow. We make cells dance.” -Ellen Jorgensen, biologist, community science advocate, and founder of Gen Space
“Fear [is] an amazing feat of the imagination, something as profound and insightful as storytelling itself.” -Karen Thompson Walker, author of the The Age of Miracles
And take a look at this study on bees by Amy O’Toole, the youngest TED speaker ever and one of the youngest published scientists in history. It begins “Once upon a time…”
Read more at the TED blog.