TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. This immersive environment allows attendees and speakers from vastly different fields to cross-fertilize and draw inspiration from unlikely places. This is the magic of TED.
TED holds three yearly conferences: TED at Long Beach, California, TEDActive at Palm Springs, California (which runs concurrently with TED at Long Beach) and TEDGlobal in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Each TED conference features more than 50 of the world's most innovative and influential speakers. TED speakers have won every major prize awarded for excellence, including the Nobel, Pritzker, Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, Tony and MacArthur "genius" grant. TED also seeks out emerging artists, scientists and thinkers, introducing them to the TED community well before they hit the mainstream.
TED celebrates great speakers, thinkers and doers -- people with ideas that are passionately held and clearly put. For many TED speakers, having their ideas shared online has amplified their work beyond imagination. While some speakers say having their talk posted on TED.com led to new directions in their careers, others say it even changed their lives.
TED's success is based on the extraordinary effect of bringing together 1,000 of the world's most remarkable people across many fields. The result? Unexpected connections. Extraordinary insights. Powerful inspiration.
Today, TED is best thought of as a global community. It's a community welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world.
Here are a few TED speakers that we would like to highlight:
Positive Psychology Expert, Harvard Researcher, Bestselling Author, Founder and CEO of Good Think Inc.
Topics: Success, Motivation, Inspiration, Happiness and more
• Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness
• The Ripple Effect: Emotional Contagion in the Workplace
• Positive Psychology and Business: Where Happiness and Profit Intersect
• Becoming a Positive Outlier: The Science of Human Potential
Topics: Adventure, Motivation, Inspiration, Endorsements and more
• The Robert Ballard Story
Internationally Recognized Researcher, Explorer, New York Times Best-Selling Author, National Geographic Fellow.
Topics: Adventure, Education, Health & Wellness, Motivation and more
• Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life
• Thrive: Unlocking the Secrets of Happiness
• The Making of A Healthy City
Topics: Sales, Management, Business, Leadership, Team Building and more.
• Don't Eat the Marshmallow Yet
• How to Survive Among Piranhas
• How You Manage Your Time
Conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Team Building Expert, Speaker
Topics: Leadership, Creativity, Coaching, Team Building and more.
• Orchestrating the Executive Team
• Beyond Hierarchy...Bring Vitality to Organizations
• Developing a New Paradigm for Organizations of the 21st Century
Founder of Virgin Group, Global Entrepreneur, Business and Motivational Speaker
Topics: Innovation, Branding, Customer Service, Leadership and more.
• Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur
• Screw It, Let’s Do It: 14 Lessons on Making it to the Top While Having Fun & Staying Green
•Losing My Virginity: How I’ve Survived, Had, Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way
Canadian Film Director, Screenwriter, Editor, Environmentalist and Inventor.
Topics: Technology, Innovation, Success and more.
Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Director of The Soor Center for Psychological Counseling and Assessment, Creator of THE 99
Topics: Human Rights, Entrepreneurship, International Affairs, Terrorism and more.
CEO of 3D Robotics, Former Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine, New York Times Bestselling Author
Topics: Emerging Technologies, New Economy and more.
• The Long Tail
Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur, Solo around the world racing Yachtsman, Award winning Author.
Topics: Adventure, Motivation, Risk Taking, Inspiration and more.
• In Life There Are No Barriers - Only Solutions
Internationally recognized Graffiti Artist, Author, Entrepreneur
Topics: Sales, Leadership, Success, Innovation, Creativity and more.
• The Art of Vision
• The Art of Leadership
If you are interested in booking a TED speaker for your next event let us help you find the perfect person to make your event successful and informative!