04 Mar Introducing Bill’s TED 2011 Line Up
Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The TED conferences feature talks by some of the world’s most innovative thinkers and creative, influential change makers. I am returning to TED both as a speaker myself and as the curator of a session with four speakers devoted to revolutionary change through knowledge and innovation.One of the really great things about the work I’m involved in is that I get to meet so many amazing people who are doing so much to solve big problems and make positive change in the world. It’s a real privilege to learn from these people who truly inspire me. More people should know about them and the great things they’re doing.
That’s one of the reasons why I was excited when I was asked not only to speak at the TED conference again this year but also to pick some people to tell their stories too. TED stands for technology, entertainment and design, but the conference, which is held each spring in Long Beach, California, showcases ideas in many disciplines that are shaping our future. A thousand people attend and millions more watch TED videos online around the world. They get interesting speakers from all over the world. The format is very fast-paced with more than 50 talks over the course of four days. Videos of most talks are eventually brought online at www.ted.com.