Attention social entrepreneurs and change makers: if you have not heard of TED, then youâ€™re missing out, really missing out.
TED, acronym for Technology, Entertainment, Design, started in 1984, is an annual conference hosting an array of scholars, thinkers and change makers who are moving our world forward, one speech at a time. Participants have included: Larry Page & Sergey Brin, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Bono, Larry Brilliant, Doris Goodwin and Malcolm Gladwell. Below are three of our favorite talks:
Patrick Awuah- Educating African leaders
Hans Rosling- Debunking third-world myths with stats
Larry Brilliant- Stopping the next pandemic
We encourage you to take a half hour (heck, take a whole day because itâ€™s worth it!) and listen to one or more of Tedâ€™s inspirational speakers. With a wide range of issues, weâ€™re sure youâ€™ll find something which moves you.
TED Fellows Program
TED recently launched the TED Fellows program, which brings together young change makers from around the globe.Â While the application deadline for the Long Beach conference has passed, they are still accepting applications forÂ TEDGlobal Oxford (due April 3, 2009), and TEDIndia (due April 20, 2009) conferences.
- Annual conference in Long Beach featuring speakers who seek to improve the world.
- Organization Type: For-Profit
- Website: www.ted.com
- Founder(s):Richard Saul Wurman and Harry Marks
- Location:New York, New York, United States
- Complete company list here
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