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The TED2013 speaker lineup revealed!


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 while others have yet to celebrate their 18th birthdays. But one thing is sure: they all have incredible wisdom to share with us. Get ready for some heartfelt standing ovations.

TED2013 will take place from February 25 to March 1 in Long Beach, CA, and Palm Beach, CA — and is watchable all across the globe with a TED Live membership. Without further ado, here are this year’s speakers*. Click on their name to read much more about them or check out the full lineup, with bios, here » 

Session 1: Progress Enigma

Session 2: Beautiful Imperfection

Session 3: The Spark

Session 4: Disrupt!

Session 5: Dream!

Session 6:Create!

Session 7: Sustain!

Session 8: Coded Meaning

Session 9: Indelicate Conversation

Session 10: Secret Voices

Session 11: Who Are We?

Session 12: A Ripple Effect?

For a photo layout of the sessions » 

And for much more information on each and every speaker » 

*The speaker order in this post was updated on 2/25/2013.