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Introducing the TEDGlobal 2013 speaker lineup

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One great part of TEDGlobal in Edinburgh—events held in castles. Photo: Ryan Lash

Few sensations feel better than when your mind does a backflip and, all of a sudden, you are suddenly able to see things in new and unexpected ways. At TEDGlobal 2013, themed “Think Again,” you’ll have this feeling often. “The approach we adopted,” explains TEDGlobal curator Bruno Giussani, “is to take a closer look at the global remix happening before our eyes as power shifts, culture and technology intersect, and hopes and anxieties collide. Many things we think we know may have to be reconsidered — and that’s what this program is designed to explore.” With speakers including biologists, economists, neuroscientists, architects, technologists, activists, artists, a “gentleman thief” and the former Prime Minister of Greece, the program is packed with speakers who take bold new looks at the topics that most intrigue us.

TEDGlobal 2013 will take place June 10 to 14, 2013, in Edinburgh, Scotland — one of the world’s best-preserved medieval cities. The conference is also watchable all across the globe with a TED Live membership. Here, the list of this year’s incredible speakers and performers. Click on their name to read much more or check out the full lineup, with bios, here »

Session 1: Moments of Truth

Session 2: Those Flying Things

Session 3: Exquisite Enigmatic Us

Session 4: Money Talks

Session 5: Listening to Nature

Session 6: World on Its Head

Session 7: Regeneration

Session 8: State of the Nations

Session 9: Forces of Change

Session 10: Imagined Beauty

Session 11: Tech Impact

Session 12: All Together Now

For a photo layout of the sessions » 

And for much more information on each and every speaker » 


A view of the beautiful Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, where TED University at TEDGlobal takes place. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/Ryan Lash

* This post was originally written on April 2, 2013. It was last updated on June 10, 2013.