15 of the Best TED Talks for Sparking Creativity

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Editor’s Note: This September, Invaluable will host the first-ever Global Auction House Summit, a three-day conference designed to bring together leaders from the art and auction industries to exchange ideas, discuss shared challenges, industry trends, and best practices. Speakers will include professionals from Pall Mall Art Advisors, The Art Loss Register, The Art Newspaper, as well as auction houses such as Bonhams, Phillips, Sotheby’s, and more – all in the spirit of driving innovation and creativity within the art and auction industries.

In advance of this unprecedented event, our editors took a closer look at some of the most compelling TED speakers as they discuss what inspires them to think creatively.

Creativity itself comes in many forms. The popular media company, TED (short for Technology, Entertainment and Design), strives to inspire and spread ideas that ignite change and innovation. Their motivational talks have been viewed millions of times across the globe. Lecturers range from artists to icons, from models to engineers, and the topics they explore are equally as diverse.

Whether looking for the inspiration to bring an idea alive or simply looking to pass the time, listen to these 15 talks sure to spark your creativity. Each talk featured below was chosen from the plethora in existence for their passion and correlation to the art community. They are each concisely summarized to help narrow your area of interest.

To make viewing the videos easier, scroll below the infographic to find a list of hyperlinks.

Now that you are ready to take on the world or at least share a good idea, tell us which talk you chose and why. Share with your friends and followers to continue to spread innovation and creativity. If you’re craving more tools for inspiration, read this post. Learn more about the 2017 Global Auction House Summit here