The future has never felt so uncertain. Our planet has more humans with more potential than at any other moment in history. The Adjacent Possible glitters with extraordinary promise. Yet there are deadly perils to be dealt with.
Political chaos? Check. Ability to edit our own genome? Check. Climate and environmental threats? Check. New technologies with unpredictable consequences? Check.
At TED2020, we're inviting you on a bold voyage into uncharted territory. We can guarantee thrilling glimpses of the landscape ahead. This journey couldn't matter more.
Here’s a chance to co-create an unforgettable gathering of minds and souls determined to play our part. The week will unfold as follows:
The first day of TED2020 begins with TED Fellows Talks from up-and-coming world-changers. In the evening, the mainstage talk program kicks off with Session 1, followed by a Welcome party.
Three sessions of mainstage talks, plus Discovery Sessions to choose from. In the evening, join an intimate dinner with other TEDsters to discuss a topic of mutual interest.
More mainstage talks, more Discovery Sessions, and ever more opportunities to connect over lunches and breaks. The evening's Open Night allows you to plan your own dinner parties.
Between speaker sessions, explore the Loop outside the theater, with exhibits, cafés and spaces for conversation. In the evening, kick up your heels at the Celebration party!
The climax of the week's speaker program, Friday morning’s epic final session will celebrate and sum up the week. Afterward, enjoy a farewell picnic with your fellow TEDsters.
The TED community actively seeks new members who are leaders in their field and who can make a strong contribution. We review each application in detail, and look forward to reading yours. TED2020 will be an event not to be missed! Questions? Send us a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Here's what you can expect at TED2020:
Vancouver Convention Centre offers both scale and intimacy. At its heart is a soaring space where TED's stage designers have created a custom theater designed to maximize the impact of talks, permitting multiple configurations for sitting, listening and connecting with the speaker — a bold rethinking of the conference experience.
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