TED in the UK

I’ll be going to TED in July, and I thought you might be interested. Here’s the agenda and a link.

TEDGLOBAL July 12-15, Oxford,  UK.

"Ideas Big Enough to Change the World"

TUESDAY, July 12

Session 1 (2:15 – 4:00): "Meme Power"
Richard Dawkins, the biologist behind the "Selfish Gene" and memes
Philippe Starck, internationally-known designer
Malcom Gladwell, bestselling author, "The Tipping Point" and "Blink"
Session 2 (4:45 – 6:30): "Big Picture"
Juan Enriquez, author, "How the Future Catches You"
Hans Ulrich Obrist, art curator


Session 3 (8:30 – 10:15): "Network Effect"
Niklas Zennström, co-founder of Kazaa and Skype
Clay Shirky, digital thinker
Joi Ito, Japanese über-blogger
Session 4 (11 – 12:45): "Bugged Minds"
Steven Pinker, evolutionary psychologist, author "How the Mind Works"
Dan Gilbert, Harvard psychologist and expert on happiness
Peter Donnelly, Oxford statistician and leading thinker on cognition

Session 5 (2:15 – 4): "Good Life"
Carl Honoré, author "In Praise of Slowness"
Barry Schwartz, author "The Paradox of Choice"

Session 6 (4:45 – 6:15): "This House Believes That…"
A special session taking place at the famous Oxford Union Debating Hall. A panel of speakers will debate a controversial and timely topic according that house’s longtime rules, with the participation of the audience.

  THURSDAY, July 14

Session 7 (8:30 – 10:15): "Co-Op World"
Yochai Benkler, Yale law professor and author, "Sharing Nicely"
Jimmy Wales, founder of the Wikipedia
Zé Frank, unique Internet performance artist

Session 8 (11 – 12:45): "Ingenious Solutions"
Sasa Vucinic, not-for-profit venture capitalist and media visionary
Alex Steffen, founder of Worldchanging.com
Jacqueline Novogratz, pioneer of a new "market-based" philantrophy

Session 9 (2:15 – 4): "Body Genie"
Kari Stefansson, founder DeCode Genetics
Marko Ahtisaari, director of design strategy, Nokia
Aubrey De Grey, biomedical gerontologist

Session 10 (4:45- 6:30, public session): "Shared Future"
Craig Venter, genomics pioneer
Sir Martin Rees, cosmologist and futurist
Eve Ensler, playwright, "The Vagina Monologues"

FRIDAY, July 15

Session 11 (8:45 – 10:30): "Small Matters"
Paul Bennett, IDEO’s top European design thinker
Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, author, "Power to the People"
Steven Levitt, co-author, "Freakonomics"

Session 12 (11:15 – 1): "Long View"
William McDonough, sustainability architect
Tom Rielly, comedian
Peter Diamandis, founder X-Prize and NoGravity, air and space visionary

Link: TED Conference – Registration.

Use this coupon number to save $1,000 (outside the US): 1904855751_2

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