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Onward: Speakers in Session 12 at TED2014

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As we celebrate the last three decades of ideas at TED, we’re looking ahead and asking ourselves: what’s next? Each of the speakers in this session looks boldly toward the future, from a media visionary to an entrepreneur reimagining education to two powerful talks on overcoming a difficult past.

Here are the speakers who appeared in this session. Click on a speaker’s name for a full recap of their talk.

Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab, talks about how our minds frame and conceptualize the future.

Shai Reshef is an education entrepreneur with a new model to offer a tuition-free University education for those who need it most.

Gabby Giffords + Mark Kelly discuss Gabby’s extraordinary recovery after the tragic Arizona shooting.

Writer Andrew Solomon delivers a powerful, personal talk on suffering and redemption.

Julia Sweeney is an actor, comedian, and playwright who tackles tough topics with humor. She’ll wrap up TED2014, with some laughs.