TED Conference Speakers

  • Aziz Abu Sarah

    Founder of MEJDI Tours, Tolerance Advocate

    Aziz Abu Sarah helps people break down cultural and historical barriers through tourism. When Aziz Abu Sarah was a boy, his older brother was arrested on charges of throwing stones. He was taken to prison and beaten — and died of his injuries. Sarah grew …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $10,001-$15,000
    Traveling From:
    FL
  • Shawn Achor

    Positive Psychology Expert

    Shawn Achor is the bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential. He spent 12 years at Harvard, where he won over a dozen distinguished teaching awards, and delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn graduated magna cum …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $30,001-$50,000
    Traveling From:
    TX
  • Kare Anderson

    Cross-Promotions & Persuasive Communication Expert

    Kare Anderson is an Emmy-winning former NBC and Wall Street Journal reporter, now connective behavior and quotability speaker, author and columnist for Forbes. Anderson’s TED talk on The Web of Humanity: Be an Opportunity Maker has attracted over 2.3 million views. Her TEDx talk on …Read More

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

    Motivational Poet & Strategic Presenter

    Sekou Andrews is the world’s leading Poetic Voice – a presenter/performer who is disrupting the speaking industry in unprecedented ways. A school teacher turned actor, musician, two- time national poetry slam champion, entrepreneur, and now award-winning poetic voice, any given day may now find Sekou …Read More

    Fee Range:
    Call for Fee
    Traveling From:
    CA
  • Robert Ballard, PhD

    Distinguished Oceanographer, Discovered the Titanic Wreckage

    Robert Ballard is Founder and President of the Ocean Exploration Trust; Director of the Center for Ocean Exploration and Professor of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. He is an Explorer-In-Residence at the National Geographic …Read More

    Fee Range:
    Call for Fee
    Traveling From:
    CT
  • 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:
    Call for Fee
    Traveling From:
    NV
  • Liv Boeree

    Science Communicator & Poker Champion

    Liv first caught the poker bug when she was picked to take part in a reality poker TV show in the UK back in 2005. Soon after she became a regular host on various poker coverage shows, and it wasn’t long before she was making …Read More

    Fee Range:
    Call for Fee
    Traveling From:
    LON
  • Leonard Brody

    Business and Technology Visionary

    Leonard Brody has been called “a controversial leader of the new world order” and was recently named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. He is a highly respected entrepreneur, venture capitalist, best- selling author and a 2 time Emmy nominated media visionary. He has …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $15,001-$20,000
    Traveling From:
    BC
  • Mallory Brown

    Social Entrepreneur, World Adventure Traveler, Humanitarian

    Mallory Brown is an impact storyteller. She travels the world to tell real-life stories of human connection. Her goal is to connect audiences to incredible causes and provide a direct means to help. At the age of 32, Mallory has explored 45+ countries, represented dozens of …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $7,501-$10,000
    Traveling From:
    MI
  • Dan Buettner

    National Geographic Fellow, Award-Winning Journalist and New York Times bestselling author

    Dan Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, and New York Times bestselling author. He discovered the five places in the world – dubbed Blue Zones – where people live the longest, healthiest lives. His articles about these places in The …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $50,001-$75,000
    Traveling From:
    MN
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