TED has unveiled an ambitious, eclectic speaker lineup for our flagship annual conference, themed “A New Era.”
Why a new era? Because, as our positioning statement puts it: “A lot has changed since we last gathered in Vancouver for TED three years ago. We return not for more of the same, wonderful though that was, but to celebrate a new era. The future beckons with extraordinary possibilities we couldn’t have dreamt of.”
The lineup includes trailblazing technologists (like Elon Musk and Bill Gates), virus-fighting scientists (like Melissa J. Moore and Jason Chin), amazing multi-hyphenates (like Allyson Felix and Noah Raford), fearless artists (like Platon, JR, Cordae and Jeanette Winterson) and brilliant minds who can help us understand the current moment (like Alison Killing and Garry Kasparov).
Together, we’ll be exploring advances in medicine, AI, clean energy, the ways we work and learn — and the fundamental economic and social systems that underpin everything else. And expect a few surprises — a constant when you bring together some of the world’s most interesting and catalytic people.