What is life? And how can it be better lived? From the secrets of the biological processes that take place in our body, to the cultural constructs that take place in our society; from the technologies and resources that make life possible and enjoyable, to the themes that define our humanity—or threaten it: TEDGlobal 2011 will be a celebration of life, in all its forms.
The TEDGlobal experience will include:
A fast-paced, highly curated four-day stage program featuring TED’s famous 18-minute talks, plus music, comedy, tech demos, short talks, video interludes and other surprises
TED University: The hugely popular, pre-conference sessions (Monday, July 11, and Tuesday, July 12) where attendees share their areas of expertise.
Optional pre-conference activities (Monday, July 11), including carefully curated TED-only tours in and around Edinburgh
Immersive evening events at Edinburgh’s most intriguing spots
Legendary farewell BBQ
Art exhibits, tech demos, and other experiences
Intense conversation breaks, where attendees and speakers delve into the ideas introduced on stage
Thoughtfully designed simulcast spaces where you can watch the conference in an informal setting
The famous TED Gift Bag
Online tools for connecting with other attendees, before and after the conference
150 Morrison Street
Edinburgh, EH3 8EE
TEDGlobal will be hosted by Bruno Giussani, TED’s European Director, and Chris Anderson, TED’s Curator. This year, two sessions will be guest-hosted: Session 5, “Emerging Order,” will be hosted by rational optimist Matt Ridley and Session 8, “Embracing Otherness,” will be led by media pioneer Pat Mitchell, the co-host of last year’s TEDWomen conference.
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