PRN: TED Announces Speaker Line-up for TEDGlobal 2011 Conference, "The Stuff of Life"

PRN: TED Announces Speaker Line-up for TEDGlobal 2011 Conference, "The Stuff of Life".

Persone Margaret Sullivan, Gordon Brown, Isabel Allende, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Philippe Starck, Nandan Nilekani, Richard Branson, Elizabeth Gilbert, Jane Goodall, Al Gore, Ted Ted, Neuroeconomist, Paul Zak, Daniel Wolpert, Richard Wilkinson, Abraham Verghese, Marco Tempest, Pavan Sukhdev, Paul Snelgrove, Rory Stewart, Kevin Slavin, UN Food Program Shohei Shigematsu, Josette Sheeran, Alice Russell, Yves Rossy, Eddi Reader, Annie Murphy Paul, Mark Pagel, Svante Paabo, Thandie Newton, Maajid Nawaz, Elizabeth Murchison, Jarreth Merz, Rebecca MacKinnon, Neil MacGregor, Pamela Meyer, Jae Rhim Lee, Yang Lan, Todd Kuiken, Ben Kacyra, Allan Jones, Robin Ince, Mikko Hypponen, Yasheng Huang, Charles Hazlewood, Balazs Havasi, Jo Hamilton, Justin Hall-Tipping, Harald Haas, Robert Gupta, Alison Gopnik, Ben Goldacre, Misha Glenny, Jeremy Gilley, Markus Fischer, Niall Ferguson, Peter Fankhauser, Hasan Elahi, Anna Mracek Dietrich, Danielle De Niese, Lee Cronin, Pauline Chen, Joe Castillo, Karol Boudreaux, Alain de Botton, Paul Bloom, Phillip Blond, Michael Biddle, Julia Bacha, Asaf Avidan, Nadia Al-Sakkaf, David Adjaye, Bruno Giussani, Roy, Bill Gates
Luoghi United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh, California, Europe, Palm Springs, Long Beach, New York
Organizzazioni TEDx, TEDGlobal2011, Geoffrey West, Vertigo Dance Company
Argomenti politics, broadcasting events, show, institutes

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TED Announces Speaker Line-up for TEDGlobal 2011 Conference, "The Stuff of Life"


NEW YORK, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

- Four-day stage program in Edinburgh, Scotland to feature 70 talks, performances and tech demos

TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, announces today its speaker program for TEDGlobal 2011, the organization's annual Europe-based conference. Held for the first time this year in Edinburgh, Scotland, TEDGlobal will run from July 11 through July 15, and feature a range of inspired thinkers from around the globe. The conference theme is "The Stuff of Life."

"Our program this year gets at the heart of the latest discoveries and debates about life itself -- what it is, and how it can it be better lived," says TED's European Director Bruno Giussani, who curated the speaker's lineup. "The TEDGlobal 2011 speakers will celebrate life in all its forms. We've assembled a program that explores life from the secrets of the biological processes that take place in our body, to the cultural constructs that take place in our society; from the technologies and resources that make life possible, to the themes that define our humanity -- or threaten it."

          The TEDGlobal 2011 speakers (in alphabetical order):      David Adjaye, Architect     Nadia Al-Sakkaf, Journalist     Asaf Avidan, Singer     Julia Bacha, Filmmaker     Michael Biddle, Plastic recycler     Phillip Blond, Political theorist     Paul Bloom, Psychologist     Alain de Botton, Philosopher     Karol Boudreaux, Economist     Joe Castillo, Sand artist     Pauline Chen, Transplant surgeon     Lee Cronin, Chemist     Danielle De Niese, Soprano     Anna Mracek Dietrich, Co-creator of a flying car     Hasan Elahi, Transparency artist     Peter Fankhauser, Roboticist     Niall Ferguson, Historian     Markus Fischer, Designer     Jeremy Gilley, Founder, Peace One Day     Daisy Ginsberg, Interactive designer     Misha Glenny, Crime expert     Ben Goldacre, Science writer     Alison Gopnik, Child development psychologist     Robert Gupta, Violinist     Harald Haas, Technologist     Justin Hall-Tipping, Science investor     Jo Hamilton, Singer     Balazs Havasi, Pianist     Charles Hazlewood, Conductor     Yasheng Huang, Economist     Mikko Hypponen, Cyber-security expert     Robin Ince, Comedian     Allan Jones, Neuroscientist     Ben Kacyra, Head of Cyark     Cynthia Kenyon, Expert on ageing     Todd Kuiken, Biomedical engineer     Yang Lan, Media mogul     Jae Rhim Lee, Artist     Pamela Meyer, Deception detective     Neil MacGregor, British Museum director     Rebecca MacKinnon, Network advocate     Jarreth Merz, Filmmaker     Elizabeth Murchison, Cancer specialist     Maajid Nawaz, Former radical Islamist     Thandie Newton, Actress     Svante Paabo, geneticist     Mark Pagel, Linguist     Annie Murphy Paul, Science writer     Eddi Reader, Singer     Yves Rossy, Jetman     Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy, Educator     Alice Russell, Singer     Josette Sheeran, Director UN Food Program     Shohei Shigematsu, Architect     Kevin Slavin, Algoworld expert     Rory Stewart, Politician     Paul Snelgrove, Marine biologist     Pavan Sukhdev, Banker     Marco Tempest, Cybermagician     Karen Tse, Anti-torture activist     Abraham Verghese, Writer and doctor     Vertigo Dance Company     Geoffrey West, Theorist     Richard Wilkinson, Epidemiologist     Daniel Wolpert, Neuroscientist     Paul Zak, Neuroeconomist 

The detailed program and more information can be found online here:

TEDGlobal2011 conference is very nearly sold out. To apply for one of the last 20 places, visit

800 people from over 30 countries are expected to attend. TEDGlobal associate memberships, offering the possibility to watch the conference via a private webcast channel, are still available. Information on the conference's website.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED's media initiatives include, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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Contact: Margaret Sullivan,, +1-646-833-0205

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