The TED2015 speaker lineup revealed

The ted 2015 speaker lineup revealed

TED Blog

TED2015-speakerannouncement correctThe phrase “truth or dare” is a false binary — facing the truth often requires daring action, and vice versa. That’s why, at TED2015: Truth and Dare, the two go hand-in-hand. TED2015 happens March 16-20 in Vancouver and Whistler, and we dare to think this will be the most provocative, invigorating, mind-shifting TED yet.

The 58 speakers on our lineup (soon to be joined by a few more) will be questioning received wisdom in search of deeper truth, richer understanding, better questions — and sharing their visions with us. Who has the ideas that will create a future we actually want? They’re out there. And we need to hear from them like never before.

Stay tuned to the TED Blog for full coverage of the conference as well as behind-the-scenes goodies.

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Session 1: Opening Gambit

We start with a session all about reframing the things we think we…

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What is the sound of thousands of Indians rolling their eyes?

This evening sitting in traffic, suffocated by a furious heat, I listened to the news on the radio. There is something odd about being alone in the bubble of your car, right next to someone else in their bubble, both of you listening to the same thing at the same moment. A shared experience expressed privately. As I learned of the identity of the alleged private developers who grabbed the playground of Langata Primary School, I joined thousands of other brown people in Nairobi snorting in their own air conditioned bubbles.

This was my inner monologue.

Seriously? Come on guys. Do they really have to be Indian!? Great. As if suffering through Brother Paul/Pattni wasn’t enough. Why do you need to go out and add another nail to the coffin that is ‘Indians are thieves and stealing this country.’ That’s like a Luhya going…

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