Vancouver to host 30th anniversary TED Conference in 2014

Vancouver to host 30th anniversary TED Conference in 2014

For the 30th anniversary of the conference, TED – which stands for technology, entertainment, design – has chosen to move the annual event from Long Beach, California to Vancouver, BC. The four-day TED Conference will be held from March 17 – 21, 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

A satellite event TEDActive 2014 will be held simultaneously at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler and will features a full simulcast of TED, its own unique programming and a slew of field trips for adults, all designed to inspire conversation.

The conference will be scaled back from 1400 to 1200 paid attendees, to strike the right balance of scale and intimacy and allow for more in-depth human connection. Alongside attendees, will be one hundred of the best TED speakers of all time — to be selected by you. Some will speak on the main stage again, while others will mingle in break-out groups, lunches and dinners. It’s a chance to reflect on the most significant developments of the last 30 years, and to inspire innovation in the next 30.

Registration for both TED2014 and TEDActive 2014 will open on Thursday, February 7, 2013. The theme: “The Next Chapter.”

Here are the top 20 most-watched TED Talks:

1. Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity (2006): 14,850,200 views
2. Jill Bolte Taylor‘s stroke of insight (2008): 11,225,783
3. Pranav Mistry on the thrilling potential of SixthSense (2009): 9,897,347
4. David Gallo‘s underwater astonishments (2007): 8,204,051
5. Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense (2009): 7,747,690
6. Tony Robbins asks Why we do what we do (2006): 7,564,235
7. Simon Sinek on how great leaders inspire action (2010): 7,539,516
8. Brene Brown talks about the power of vulnerability (2010): 5,861,510
9. Steve Jobs on how to live before you die (2005): 5,444,022
10. Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation (2009): 5,534,123
11. Hans Rosling shows the best stats you’ve ever seen (2006): 5,249,928
12. Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing your creative genius (2009): 5,020,869
13. Arthur Benjamin does mathemagic (2005): 4,951,918
14. Mary Roach on 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm (2009): 4,793,334
15. Dan Gilbert asks: Why are we happy? (2004): 4,759,217
16. Keith Barry does brain magic (2004): 4,475,303
17. Stephen Hawking asks big questions about the universe (2008): 4,470,236
18. Johnny Lee shows Wii Remote hacks for educators (2008): 3,997,174
19. Jeff Han demos his breakthrough multi-touchscreen (2006): 3,982,775
20. Barry Schwartz explores the paradox of choice (2005): 3,836,350

James Chung

Vancouver Lifestyle, Cool Tech & Travel Adventure. Email: [email protected]

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