From TEDGlobal’s speaker list of more than 90 — including 18-minute talks, demos and TED U courses — 13 of our scheduled speakers already have TEDTalks online from previous TEDs and partners. To find them, check out our new theme, Speaking at TEDGlobal 2009, and watch archive gems from these returning speakers. All of these speakers are bringing something new to TEDGlobal 2009, exploring the theme of the conference, “The Substance of Things Not Seen.”
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An online petition was posted early this past weekend, asking that “the TEDGlobal conference organizers remove George Papandreou from the speakers list.” Papandreou is the former prime minister of Greece. He was prime minister in 2009, when the euro crisis flared up. Under pressure from the markets and from Greek citizens protesting harsh austerity measures, he resigned […]
The world as we know it is changing rapidly. Political and economic boundaries are shifting, sometimes to the point of erasure. Power structures are being realigned and, in some cases, dismantled. Disciplines of thought that used to seem divergent now appear to overlap. Our most basic assumptions are being called into question. And thus, TEDGlobal […]