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Liftoff! Speakers in Session 1 at TED2014

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This session is for those with a pioneering spirit: where two roads diverge in the woods … these visionaries decided to fly instead. As we fire up the engines of TED2014, our 30th-anniversary conference, expect the kind of forward-thinking ideas that turn one small step for a man into a giant leap for mankind. Watch the opening video.

The speakers who appeared this session. Click a speaker’s name to read a recap of their talk:

To start things off, cellist and beatboxer Kevin Olusola of Pentatonix takes us back to the future. Read more.

At TED1 in 1984, tech visionary Nicholas Negroponte made a few predictions. Thirty years later, he has some more. Read more.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield captured our hearts with his version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” aboard the International Space Station. He’s here now to talk about life in space. Read more.

Hear from Ziauddin Yousafzai, Malala’s father. He works to bring schooling for those in developing nations and in zones of conflict. Read more.

Janet Echelman created a 745-foot sculpture suspended in Vancouver over the entrance to TED2014. She’ll tell us more about it. Read more.

Chris Anderson and the community honor TED’s co-founder, Richard Saul Wurman. Read more.

And finally, music producer Mark Ronson spins an idea in music. Read more.