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Program Schedule

Speaker sessions apply to both Long Beach and Palm Spring locations. See Long Beach schedule and Palm Spring schedule for additional events.

Monday, February 8, 2010
1:00 PM – 8:00 PM Concierge desks Westin, Renaissance, Hilton, Hyatt
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
8:30 AM – 10:00 PM Concierge desks Westin, Renaissance, Hilton, Hyatt
8:30 AM – 10:00 PM Registration and companion bag pickup Front gate, Long Beach Performing Arts Center
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM TED Fellows Session 1
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM TED Fellows Conference Centre Theater. Early-arriving TEDsters are welcome to attend.
10:15 AM – 4:00 PM Pre-conference activities Pre-registration required. Register and pick up your badge before joining your tour.
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM TED Fellows Session 2
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM Social spaces open Nine social spaces, on the plaza and inside the Terrace Theater
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM TED University, Session 1 Center Theatre
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Cocktail parties for attendees Westin, Renaissance, Hilton, Hyatt
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Welcome Gala
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
7:30 AM – 7:00 PM Social spaces open Nine social spaces, on the plaza and inside the Terrace Theater
7:30 AM – 8:00 PM Registration and companion bag pickup
7:30 AM – 10:00 PM Concierge desks Westin, Renaissance, Hilton, Hyatt
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM TED University, Session 2 Center Theater
8:30 AM – 7:00 PM Exhibits Desert Conference Center
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Masseuse The Intersection, Terrace Theater Level 2
11:00 AM – 12:45 PM Session 1: Mindshift
  • Electronic music pioneer
  • String quartet
  • Behavioral economics founder
  • Politician
  • Ukulele virtuoso
  • Development economist
  • Skeptic
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunches ClearEdge Power Lunch: Westin-Centennial A + The Economist Lunch: Westin-Centennial B + Nokia Lunch: Westin-Centennial C+D + Qatar Museum Authority Lunch: Westin-Ocean Ballroom
2:15 PM – 4:00 PM Session 2: Discovery
  • Electronic music pioneer
  • String quartet
  • Cancer researcher
  • Performance poet, multimedia artist
  • Brand strategist
  • Spider silk scientist
  • Scientist, Artist
  • Chef
5:00 PM – 6:45 PM Session 3: Action. The 2010 TED Prize
  • Electronic music pioneer
  • String quartet
  • Astronomer
  • Wishmaker
  • Chef, activist
  • Singer/songwriter, activist
7:00 PM – 10:30 PM Pine Street Block Party
  • Latin/hip-hop/funk/salsa band
Thursday, February 11, 2010
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM TED Run Meet outside the Renaissance hotel
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM TED Prize breakfasts Abreu Fellows Breakfast: Westin-Centennial A + Neil Turok Wish Breakfast: Westin-Centennial B
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Meditation Renaissance Ballroom III
7:00 AM – 8:30 PM Concierge desks Westin, Renaissance, Hilton, Hyatt
7:30 AM – 7:00 PM Social spaces open Nine social spaces, on the plaza and inside the Terrace Theater
7:30 AM – 7:00 PM Masseuse The Intersection, Terrace Theater Level 2
7:30 AM – 8:00 PM Registration Front gate, Long Beach Performing Arts Center
7:30 AM – 8:00 PM Registration
8:30 AM – 10:15 AM Session 4: Reason
  • Electronic music pioneer
  • String quartet
  • Media expert
  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Neuroscientist, philosopher
  • Author
  • Physician, social scientist
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Session 8: Boldness
11:00 AM – 12:45 PM Session 5: Provocation
  • Electronic music pioneer
  • String quartet
  • Former CIA covert operations officer
  • Political philosopher
  • Founder, 4chan
  • Anti-slavery activist
  • composer + improviser + percussionist educator
  • Environmentalist, futurist
  • Civil and environmental engineer
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunches TED Prize Winner Jill Tarter's Wish Update Lunch: Renaissance Naples 3 + Fellows Lunch: Renaissance Ballroom V IV + TED Prize Winner Sylvia Earle's Wish Update Lunch Renaissance Ballroom II III + RWJF
2:15 PM – 4:00 PM Session 6: Invention
  • Dance adventurers
  • Game Designer
  • Software architect
  • Musician, artist, writer
  • Ukulele virtuoso
  • String quartet
  • Venture capitalist
  • Polymath
5:00 PM – 6:45 PM Session 7: Breakthrough
  • Musician
  • Scientist, inventor
  • Technologist
  • Vaccine visionary
  • Applied scientist, innovator
  • Biochemist, cell biologist
  • Electronic music pioneer
  • String quartet
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Free Night Restaurant suggestions
9:30 PM – 11:30 PM Screening: Countdown to Zero The Cinemark, on Pine Street
Friday, February 12, 2010
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM TED Run Meet outside Renaissance hotel
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Yoga Renaissance Ballroom III
7:00 AM – 8:30 PM Concierge desks Westin, Renaissance, Hilton, Hyatt
7:30 AM – 7:00 PM Social spaces open Nine social spaces, on the plaza and inside the Terrace Theater
7:30 AM – 7:00 PM Masseuse The Intersection, Terrace Theater Level 2
7:30 AM – 7:30 PM Registration Front gate, Long Beach Performing Arts Center
8:30 AM – 10:15 AM TED University, Session 3 Center Theater, LBPAC
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Segway Tour Meet outside Renaissance Hotel
11:00 AM – 12:45 PM Session 8: Boldness
  • Interface designer
  • Data Intelligence Agent
  • Computer scientist, entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • Molecular technologist
  • Educators
  • Electronic music pioneer
  • String quartet
  • Philanthropist
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunches Dow Lunch: Westin-Centennial A + AT&T Lunch: Westin-Centennial B + Thomson Reuters Lunch: Westin-Centennial C&D
2:15 PM – 4:00 PM Session 9: Imagination
  • Electronic music pioneer
  • String quartet
  • Drone maker
  • Livestock handling designer, autism activist
  • Architect, designer
  • Designer, illustrator, typographer
  • Philosopher
  • Artist
5:00 PM – 6:45 PM Session 10: Play
  • Electronic music pioneer
  • String quartet
  • Musician, artist, writer
  • Comedian
  • Architect, experience designer
  • Playwright, activist
  • Actor, comedian, playwright
  • Singer/songwriter
7:30 PM – 10:15 PM Grand Party Maya Hotel. Shuttles every 15 minutes from Ocean Blvd.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
6:30 AM – 3:00 PM Concierge desks Westin, Renaissance, Hilton, Hyatt
7:30 AM – 1:45 PM Registration Front gate, Long Beach Performing Arts Center
7:30 AM – 1:45 PM Social spaces open Nine social spaces, on the plaza and inside the Terrace Theater
7:30 AM – 1:45 PM Masseuse The Intersection, Terrace Theater Level 2
8:30 AM – 10:15 AM Session 11: Simplicity
  • Electronic music pioneer
  • String quartet
  • Mathematician
  • Chemist
  • Executive, simplicity guru
  • Legal activist
  • CEO, author
11:00 AM – 12:45 PM Session 12: Wisdom
  • Electronic music pioneer
  • String quartet
  • Director
  • Conservationist
  • Author/educator
  • Child prodigy
  • Humorist, web artist
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Farewell party Rainbow Lagoon