Viaje al pasado/Journey to the past: Miguel Savage at TEDxRiodelaPlata

Thirty years ago, Miguel Savage was fighting as a conscript in the Argentinian army, lucky to escape with his life. At TEDxRiodelPlata, he explains how he has become close friends with some formerly enemy soldiers, and how — despite many traumatic memories — the experience taught him to appreciate the simple gifts of life. (Filmed at TEDxRiodelaPlata)

Each week, we choose four of our favorite talks, highlighting just a few of the enlightening speakers from the TEDx community, and its diverse constellation of ideas worth spreading. Browse all TEDxTalks here »

Una playlist de TEDx en español: 4 TEDx Talks in Spanish

Bienvenidos a la lista semanal de TEDx en español. ¡Disfruten estas 4 excelentes charlas de todo el mundo!

This week we have 4 talks from across the Spanish-speaking world, spanning topics from NASA’s satellite fleet to the potential medical benefits of 3D printing. 

TEACHERS: Did you know it’s possible to create a virtual lesson from a TEDx Talk? At TED-Ed you can quickly flip any of these talks. Check out these questions we whipped up for Manfred Meiners’ talk and find out more about how to make your own TED-Ed lessons.

Aún llego: Jandro at TEDxMoncloa
At TEDxMoncloa, famous funnyman Jandro explores the psychology behind the fear that can prevent us for reaching from our goals.

En TEDxMoncloa, el famoso humorista Jandro, explora la psicología detrás de los miedos que nos impiden alcanzar nuestros objetivos.

Mi primera vez… con una impresora 3D: Maximiliano Bertotto at TEDxUTN

As a child, inventor Maximiliano Bertotto was dedicated to figuring how things work. He fearlessly took electronics apart and put them back together, even after a brush with electrocution. At TEDxUTN, he showcases his take on 3D printing and explains why he believes a sense of playfulness is essential in all things — especially to create.

De niño, el inventor Maximiliano Bertotto se dedicaba a averiguar cómo funcionan las cosas. Sin miedo, desarmaba electrónicos y los volvía a armar, incluso después de estar a punto de electrocutarse. En TEDxUTN muestra su valoración de la impresión 3D y explica por qué cree que un sentido lúdico es esencial en todas las cosas, especialmente para crear.

¿Contratarías a un chef con sordoceguera?: Zaira Vázquez, Jorge Neri and Pepe at TEDxZapopan

In this uplifting talk at TEDxZapopan, José de Jesús López (Pepe) talks life as a person who is both deaf and blind, and shows how people with visual or auditory disabilities are a great asset to the working world. He is joined by Zaira Vázquez and Jorge Neri — the co-founders of a non-profit that helps disabled men and women enter into the workforce.

En esta charla edificante en TEDxZapopan, José de Jesús López (Pepe) habla de la vida como una persona ciega y sorda, y muestra cómo las personas con discapacidad visual o auditiva son un gran activo para el mundo laboral. Se le unen Zaira Vázquez y Jorge Neri, cofundadores de una organización sin ánimo de lucro que ayuda a hombres y mujeres en desventaja a conseguir trabajo.

Con el lente hacia la tierra: Erika Podest at TEDxPanamaCity
NASA’s fleet of satellites crosses each pole 15 times a day, sending a wealth of information back to Earth — from the extent of light pollution in cities to how fast ice is melting in Greenland. At TEDxPanamaCity, Erika Podest explains the tremendous value of these denizens of the sky.

Una flota de satélites de la NASA cruza cada polo 15 veces al día, enviando una gran cantidad de información a la Tierra, desde la magnitud de la contaminación lumínica en las ciudades hasta cuánto hielo se está derritiendo en Groenlandia. En TEDxPanamaCity, Erika Podest explica el enorme valor de estos habitantes del cielo.

Una playlist de TEDx en español: 5 talks in Spanish

¡Hola! Happy Monday! To start the week off right, we’re bringing you 5 TEDx Talks in Spanish from speakers from all over the world. From a talk discussing the difficulties of living under the shadow of famous drug lord father to another explaining the realities of being a transgendered woman in Colombia, we have 5 talks that will truly give you a wider view of the world.

TEACHERS: Did you know it’s possible to create a virtual lesson from a TEDx Talk? At TED-Ed you can quickly flip any of these talks. Check out these questions we whipped up for Manfred Meiners’ talk and find out more about how to make your own TED-Ed lessons.

Cosechando el futuro: Gabriel Salazar at TEDxGuatemalaCity
In order to combat potential health and environmental hazards caused by disposable plastic cups, Gabriel Salazar created an alternative: a cup made of 100% organic material. In this talk at TEDxGuatemalaCity, he explains why he said no to plastic.

A fin de combatir los peligros potenciales para la salud y el medio ambiente causados  por los vasos de plástico desechables, Gabriel Salazar creó una alternativa: una taza hecha 100% de material orgánico. En esta charla de TEDxGuatemalaCity explica por qué dijo no al plástico.

Pecados de mi padre: Sebastián Marroquín at TEDxDF
Sebastián Marroquín is the son of arguably the world’s most famous drug baron — Pablo Escobar. At TEDxDF, he talks about what it was like growing up with a narcotrafficker as a father.

Sebastián Marroquín es hijo de, posiblemente, el capo de la droga más famoso del mundo: Pablo Escobar. En TEDxDF habla de lo que supuso crecer con un padre narcotraficante.

Inventing the body: Brigitte Baptiste at TEDxTeusaquillo
In this moving talk at TEDxTeusaquillo, Brigitte Baptiste — one of Latin America’s leading biologists — talks about her experiences as a transgendered woman in Colombia, and how she has built the body that truly corresponds with how she feels inside.

En esta charla conmovedora de TEDxTeusaquillo, Brigitte Baptiste —una de las principales biólogas de América latina— habla de sus experiencias como mujer transgénero en Colombia, y de cómo ha construido el cuerpo que corresponde realmente con lo que siente en su interior.

Vendedores de ilusiones: Lisandro Carnielli at TEDxRosario 2012 
Can you trust your brain? Perhaps not as much as you’d think. Prepare to have it put to the test in Lisandro Carnielli’s mind-bending talk at TEDxRosario.

¿Puedes confiar en tu cerebro? Tal vez no tanto como podría pensarse. Prepárate para ponerlo a prueba en esta charla alucinante de Lisandro Carnielli en TEDxRosario.

La belleza de la creación individual: Javier Cañada at TEDxValladolid
At TEDxValladolid, product designer Javier Cañada explores the universal aspects of beauty and how to create lasting designs that appeal to people the world over.

En TEDxValladolid, el diseñador de productos Javier Cañada explora los aspectos universales de la belleza y la forma de crear diseños duraderos que sean del agrado de las personas en todo el mundo.