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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
11:00 – 12:45 Session 1: The Observatory
Hosted by Chris Anderson
  • Physicist
  • Space archaeologist, TED Fellow
  • Writer
  • Space activist
  • Quiet revolutionary
2:15 – 4:00 Session 2: The Parlor
Hosted by June Cohen
  • Performance ensemble
  • Filmmaker
  • Kinetic sculptor
  • Poet
  • Musician, Conductor
5:00 – 6:45 Session 3: The Dinner Party
Hosted by Chris Anderson
  • Philosopher, Novelist & Linguist, Psychologist
  • Social psychologist
  • Surgeon and journalist
  • Writer and radio producer
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
8:30 – 10:15 Session 4: The Lab
Hosted by Chris Anderson
  • Former director of DARPA
  • Technologist
  • Techno-illusionist
  • Materials engineer
  • Roboticist
11:00 – 12:45 Session 5: The Earth
Hosted by Chris Anderson
  • Natural history filmmaker
  • Photographer
  • Anthropologist, ethnobotanist
  • Climatologist
  • Entrepreneur and energy theorist
  • Theater company
2:15 – 4:00 Session 6: The Crowd
Hosted by June Cohen
  • Organist
  • Social entrepreneur
  • Crowdsourcing advocate
  • Code activist
  • Secret keeper
  • Vocalist, beatboxer, comedian
5:00 – 6:45 Session 7: The City
Hosted by Chris Anderson and Amy Novogratz
  • Street artist
  • Economist
  • Mayor of Rio de Janeiro
  • Vice mayor of Long Beach
  • Teen choir
Thursday, March 1, 2012
11:00 – 12:45 Session 8: The Courtroom
Hosted by Chris Anderson
  • Marketer
  • Cultural analyst
  • Cognitive neuroscientist
  • Nuclear scientist
  • Public-interest lawyer
2:15 – 4:00 Session 9: The Design Studio
Guest curated by Chee Pearlman and David Rockwell
  • Graphic designer
  • Designer
  • Designer, educator
  • Museum director
  • Dance company
  • Expert
  • Journalist
5:00 – 6:45 Session 10: The Campfire
Hosted by June Cohen
  • Visualizer
  • Writer
  • High-wire artist
  • Techno-illusionist
  • Writer and filmmaker
  • Clawhammer banjo player
Friday, March 2, 2012
8:30 – 10:15 Session 11: The Classroom
Hosted by Kelly Stoetzel and Rives
  • Science guy
  • Science evangelist
  • Science writer
  • Sexuality educator
  • Author, educator, speaker
  • Language arts teacher
  • Storyteller, teaching artist
  • TED Curator
  • Teacher
  • Educator
11:00 – 12:45 Session 12: The Moment
Hosted by Chris Anderson
  • Roboticist
  • Statistics whiz
  • Video maker
  • Peace activist, Nobelist
  • Vulnerability researcher