As we celebrate the last three decades of ideas at TED, we’re looking ahead and asking ourselves: what’s next? Each of the speakers in this session looks boldly toward the future, from a media visionary to an entrepreneur reimagining education to two powerful talks on overcoming a difficult past.
Here are the speakers who appeared in this session. Click on a speaker’s name for a full recap of their talk.
Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab, talks about how our minds frame and conceptualize the future.
Shai Reshef is an education entrepreneur with a new model to offer a tuition-free University education for those who need it most.
Gabby Giffords + Mark Kelly discuss Gabby’s extraordinary recovery after the tragic Arizona shooting.
Writer Andrew Solomon delivers a powerful, personal talk on suffering and redemption.
Julia Sweeney is an actor, comedian, and playwright who tackles tough topics with humor. She’ll wrap up TED2014, with some laughs.