Each year, some of the worlds leading thinkers gather for an extraordinary event. Attendees have called it “The ultimate brain spa,” “Davos for optimists” and “A four-day journey into the future, in the company of those creating it.”
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. In fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline.
Attendance at TED is by invitation only, and the attendees – CEOs, scientists, designers, intellectuals – are as extraordinary as the speakers, who in 2007 included Bill Clinton, Paul Simon, Isabel Allende, Phillipe Starck, Richard Branson and many others.
TED was first held in 1984, and featured early demos of the Macintosh computer and the Sony compact disc. This year TED is asking “The Big Questions”: Who are we? What is our place in the universe? Will evil prevail? How do we create? And more. Questions that hopefully will be answered by the speakers.