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Program Schedule

Tuesday, February 3, 2009
12:30 – 3:00 Pre-conference excursions Advance signup required; signup will open 1/21/08
4:00 – 5:30 TED University, Center Theater (Long Beach)
4:30 – 5:30 TEDDIY (Palm Springs)
6:30 – 8:00 Cocktail receptions at hotels (Long Beach)
8:00 – 10:00 Long Beach Welcome Party
8:00 – 10:00 Palm Springs Welcome Shindig
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
8:30 – 10:30 TED University, Center Theater (Long Beach)
10:00 – 11:00 TEDDIY (Palm Springs)
11:00 – 12:45 1: Reboot
  • Futurist
  • Performance poet, multimedia artist
  • Singer/songwriter
  • Military analyst
  • Designer
  • A capella ensemble
  • Robotics designer
  • Philanthropist
  • Conductor
2:15 – 4:00 2: Reframe
  • Ensemble
  • Satirist
  • Inventor
  • Advertising maven
  • Technologist and visionary
  • Researcher
  • Director of research, Samsung Research America
  • Climate-change prophet
  • Sustainable-business pioneer
5:00 – 6:45 3: Reconnect
  • Inventor
  • Marketer and author
  • Satirist
  • Producer
  • Photographer
  • Singer-songwriter
7:00 – 9:30 Palm Springs Poolside Party
7:00 – 9:30 Long Beach Dinners and Block Party
Thursday, February 5, 2009
7:00 – 8:00 Meditation (Palm Springs)
7:00 – 8:00 TED Run /Segway tour (Long Beach)
8:30 – 10:15 4: See
  • Neurological anthropologist
  • Composer
  • Sculptor of light and space
  • Film executive
  • Visual storyteller
  • Media strategist
  • Endurance runner
  • Experimental audio-visual artist
11:00 – 12:45 5: Understand
  • Anthropologist
  • Mathemagician
  • Global health expert; data visionary
  • Food and agriculture expert
  • Writer
  • Newspaper designer
  • Figurer
1:00 – 2:00 TED Fellows lunch (Long Beach)
1:00 – 2:00 Sponsor lunches (Long Beach) Signup required
2:15 – 4:00 6: Invent
  • Architect
  • Engineer, executive
  • Inventor
  • Green auto pioneer
  • Roboticist
  • Physician scientist
  • Biologist
  • Polymorphic playwright
5:00 – 6:45 7: Dream (TED Prize)
  • Astronomer
  • Oceanographer
  • Pianist
  • Maestro
  • Ensemble
7:00 – 8:00 TED Prize Gala (Long Beach) Long Beach Arena
7:00 – 10:00 Palm Springs Dine-Around
Friday, February 6, 2009
7:00 – 8:00 Meditation (Palm Springs)
7:00 – 8:00 TED Run / Segway tour (Long Beach)
8:30 – 10:30 TED University, Center Theater (Long Beach)
8:30 – 10:30 TEDDIY (Palm Springs)
11:00 – 12:45 8: Discover
  • Curator
  • Psychologist
  • Tree researcher
  • Biochemist
  • Molecular biologist
  • Virus hunter
1:00 – 2:00 TED Prize lunches Long Beach: Advance signup required; Palm Springs: No signup required
1:00 – 2:00 Community lunch Long Beach: Sign up in advance, or pick up a voucher at the concierge desk
2:15 – 4:00 9: Grow
  • Artist
  • Twitter co-founder
  • MIT grad student
  • Therapist and coach
  • Pianist
  • High-rise farmer
  • Educator
  • Conservationist
5:00 – 6:45 10: Dare
  • Dance troupe
  • Aerialist
  • Writer
  • Painter, singer, athlete
  • Jazz legend
7:30 – 10:15 Grand Party sponsored by Gucci (Palm Springs) Palm Springs Museum of Art
7:30 – 10:15 Grand Party (Long Beach) Club V20
Saturday, February 7, 2009
7:00 – 8:00 TED Run / Segway tour (Long Beach)
8:30 – 10:15 11: Predict
  • Statistician
  • Economist
  • Media exec
  • Political scientist
  • Tech visionary
  • Behavioral economist
11:00 – 12:45 12: Engage
  • Entrepreneur
  • Jazz-pop singer
  • Tinkerer
  • Psychologist
  • College president
1:00 – 3:30 Farewell Picnic (Long Beach)
1:00 – 3:30 Farewell Pool Party (Palm Springs)