Meet some of the speakers for TED2024, with many more on the way. Listed in alphabetical order, they represent everything from the dazzling cutting edge of AI to boundless creativity. Will you agree with everything you hear from our stage? Probably not, but at TED we seek to source ideas from everywhere. Join us to step aside from daily outrage and dive in deep.
TED brings the most relevant, groundbreaking and awe-inspiring ideas to the stage/screen. We’re also a space to discuss the ideas that are shaping global conversations. This means TED will sometimes invite speakers who address charged issues or with whom you might personally disagree. We know this can be challenging and this mandate aims toprovide you with context and framing to understand TED’s curation approach.
TED’s mission is to discover and spread ideas that spark imagination, embrace possibility and catalyze impact. We are devoted to curiosity, reason, wonder and the pursuit of knowledge. TED will always welcome people from every discipline and culture who seek both a deeper understanding of the world and connection with others.
At a time of growing divide, TED invites a broad range of speakers to our events to try to share ideas and seek deeper understanding. There are few places where nuanced conversations can still happen; we aim to foster such an environment at TED.
Modeling respectful engagement
We are working to evolve the TED Talk format to incorporate varying points of view on complex issues. Our intention, always, is to model respectful engagement. By grappling with ideas that challenge us, we demonstrate our commitment to lifelong learning, a key tenet of TED.
Finding shared meaning
TED believes that it's possible to learn something from speakers even when disagreeing with aspects of their work or beliefs. TED is committed to being a place where people with differing viewpoints can come together and participate in meaningful conversations.
No hate speech
Bigotry and hate speech have no place on TED’s stages or in TED content.
We seek expertise and accuracy
TED invites speakers to share ideas on which they have proven expertise. TED also reviews all content for accuracy.
We promote mutual respect
TED’s global community is built on principles of mutual respect and the idea that people can work together to address challenges and opportunities. TED believes that powerful ideas, expressed and distributed with care, can bring people together and create greater understanding.
Not everyone will agree
TED recognizes that not everyone will agree with all of the organization’s curation decisions, which are based on our guidelines. We welcome respectful and productive debate about topics presented on the stage.
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