TED Conference Speakers

  • Fee Range:
    $30,001-$50,000
    Traveling From:
    VA

    Shawn Achor

    Positive Psychology Expert

    Shawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. …Read More

  • Fee Range:
    $7,501-$10,000
    Traveling From:
    CA

    Kare Anderson

    Cross-Promotions & Persuasive Communication Expert

    Kare Anderson is a columnist on connective behavior for Forbes and Huffington Post and an Emmy-winning former NBC commentator and Wall Street Journal reporter who spent the past decade translating behavioral research into practical ways to perform better with others, especially those unlike oneself. She’s …Read More

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    Traveling From:
    CA

    Sekou Andrews

    Motivational Poet & Strategic Presenter

    Sekou Andrews is inspiring the business world one poem at a time with The Sekou Effect. He is creator of this cutting-edge category of speaking that combines strategic storytelling, inspirational speaking, spoken word poetry, and the power of theater and comedy to make events into experiences, …Read More

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    Traveling From:
    CT

    Robert Ballard, PhD

    Distinguished Oceanographer, Discovered the Titanic Wreckage

    Among the most accomplished and well known of the world's deep-sea explorers, Robert Ballard is best known for his historic discoveries of hydrothermal vents, the sunken R.M.S. Titanic, the German battleship Bismarck, and numerous other contemporary and ancient shipwrecks around the world. During his long career he …Read More

  • Fee Range:
    $5,001-$7,500
    Traveling From:
    CA

    Arthur Benjamin

    The Mathemagician

    Dr. Arthur Benjamin is both a professor of mathematics and a magician. He has combined his two loves to create a dynamic presentation called "Mathemagics," suitable for all audiences, where he demonstrates and explains his secrets for performing rapid mental calculations faster than a calculator. …Read More

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    Traveling From:
    TX

    Chris Bliss

    Smart Comedy, A Tonight Show Favorite

    For writer, speaker, comedian, juggler, and Bill of Rights advocate Chris Bliss, life has been a study in contrasts. The youngest son of a Washington D.C. attorney, he majored in comparative literature at Northwestern University and the University of Oregon, where he …Read More

  • Fee Range:
    $20,001-$30,000
    Traveling From:
    MN

    Dan Buettner

    Blue Zones Explorer

    Dan Buettner is an explorer, New York Times bestselling author and National Geographic Fellow. His New York Times Sunday Magazine article, “The Island Where People Forget to Die” was the second most popular article of 2012. He founded Blue Zones®, a company that …Read More

  • Fee Range:
    $15,001-$20,000
    Traveling From:
    NY

    Andy Cohen

    Innovation and Marketing Speaker

    Andy Cohen is the founder of Andy Cohen Worldwide (AC/W), a global advisory firm helping multinational companies overcome the barriers that stand in the way of their success. Andy is also a speaker, entrepreneur and author.  He empowers the world’s global brands to think differently and …Read More

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    Traveling From:
    LON

    Paul Collier

    Professor of Economics, Oxford University

    Paul Collier is one of the world's leading experts on developing markets and financial opportunities within the poorest countries.  Director for the Centre of the Study of African Economies at Oxford University, Collier is currently Advisor to the Strategy and Policy Department of the IMF …Read More

  • Fee Range:
    $10,001-$15,000
    Traveling From:
    TX

    Taryn Davis

    Top 2011 CNN Hero, Founder of the American Widow Project

    Taryn was living the “normal” life; She had married her soul mate, was about to graduate college, and had her future with him to look forward to. That was until May 21, 2007. Her husband had been killed by multiple roadside bombs just an hour …Read More

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