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Just added to the TED2014 lineup…Just added to the TED2014 lineup…

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TED2014 begins in five short days, and we have added even more new speakers to look forward to. Below, a bit about each one: Cellist and beatboxer Kevin Olusola from Pentatonix (swoon!) will open Session 1: The Next Chapter. And as a bonus in Session 1, we’ll be honoring TED’s co-founder, Richard Saul Wurman. In […]

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TED2014 newsmakers: Ray Kurzweil on the year computers will surpass humans, Bill and Melinda Gates seek a better condom design, and much moreTED2014 newsmakers: Ray Kurzweil on the year computers will surpass humans, Bill and Melinda Gates seek a better condom design, and much more

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

With just one week left to go until TED2014, our speakers are putting the final touches on their talks. But that’s hardly all they’ve been up to. This week, check out which speaker has a bold prediction about artificial intelligence, which one put out a call for a more creative condom design, which one wrote […]

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New to the TED2014 speaker lineup…New to the TED2014 speaker lineup…

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TED2014, “The Next Chapter,” is less than a month away, and four new speakers have been added to the program. Here, get to know just a little bit about them. First, Peggy Liu will join session 3, “Reshape,” to talk about how environmentalism is a must in China. But do not expect to hear words […]

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Who will talk at TED2014? The speaker lineup, revealed!Who will talk at TED2014? The speaker lineup, revealed!

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TED2014 is our 30th-anniversary conference, and the speaker lineup is — in a word — thrilling. Speakers will touch on topics ranging from technology, entertainment, design and education to climate change, architecture, music, physics, parenting, typography, fireflies and the Golden Gate Bridge. Randall Munroe of xkcd will talk about his passion for What If questions. […]

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The inventors, trailblazers and performers of TEDWomen 2013, “Invented Here”The inventors, trailblazers and performers of TEDWomen 2013, “Invented Here”

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Invented here. There. And, well, everywhere. This year’s TEDWomen is dedicated to out-of-the-box thinking from women around the globe. TEDWomen 2013 will take place on December 4th through 6th in San Francisco — but the whole world will be watching. There are 220 TEDxWomen events being held in 58 countries, each tuning into the webcast of the […]

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TED2013 speakers tweet about the lineup, their talks, and BonoTED2013 speakers tweet about the lineup, their talks, and Bono

Posted By Jessica Gross

Earlier this month, when we released the incredible lineup of TED2013 speakers, you couldn’t hide your excitement. But you’re not the only tweeps chirping about the conference. Below, find a sampling of posts from the speakers themselves — both about prepping their talks and about the fellow speakers they can’t wait to watch. Spoiler alert: […]

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Who you’re most excited to see at TED2013, according to TwitterWho you’re most excited to see at TED2013, according to Twitter

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Last week, we unveiled the incredible speaker lineup for TED2013, themed “The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered.” And, judging by the steady stream of tweets ever since, you are very excited to see a wide variety of the 70 speakers who’ll be taking the stage in Long Beach from February 25 through March 1. Here […]

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The TED2013 speakers found through our 14-city talent searchThe TED2013 speakers found through our 14-city talent search

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The theme of TED2013 is “The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered.” So how did we find those undiscovered speakers with incredible stories to share? From April to June 2012, TED held a worldwide talent search. Working with TEDx organizers in 14 cities across the globe — Amsterdam, Bangalore, Doha, Johannesburg, London, Nairobi, New York, São […]

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The TED2013 speaker lineup revealed!The TED2013 speaker lineup revealed!

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Today, we are absolutely ecstatic to announce the speaker program for TED2013, themed “The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered.” With speakers ranging from a deep-sea explorer to a beatboxer, economists to a roboticist, from a photo journalists to an eco-designer to a yo-yo master, many of this year’s speakers have spent decades building their careers […]

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TED2012 speaker lineup revealed!TED2012 speaker lineup revealed!

Posted By Emily McManus

Today, we’re thrilled to announce the TED2012 speaker program. This year’s conference program includes explorers, storytellers, photographers, scientists, pioneers and educators, visionaries and thinkers from all parts of the globe. Themed “Full Spectrum,” TED2012 will take place from February 27 through March 2 in Long Beach, CA, and Palm Springs, CA — and watchable around […]