TED 2011

Event Info

Mon 28 Feb - Fri 4 Mar, 2011 from 9:00am - 6:00pm
TED2011 in Long Beach and TEDActive in Palm Springs
Cost: TED2011 - $6,000 // TEDActive $3,750


For 2011, we are assembling a cast of characters capable of stirring the imagination as never before. Explorers, storytellers, photographers, scientific pioneers, visionaries and provocateurs from all parts of the globe.

And we won’t be forgetting the other, harder-edged meaning of wonder -- where “I wonder” equals “I ponder.” We’ll be adding in strong servings of thoughtful insight, so that the possibilities we dream of are anchored in reality.

One other change in 2011 is that, in response to community feedback this year, we are moving the conference one day earlier, so that it starts Monday evening and wraps up Friday afternoon. This allows people travel flexibility at weekends either side of the conference. A detailed schedule will be available closer to conference time, but the dates below will help you plan:

Monday, February 28, 2011 9.00am - 4.00pm: Pre-Conference Activities
 4.00pm - 5.30pm: TED University Session 1 
8.00pm - 10.00pm: Welcome Gala Tuesday, March 1, 2011 8.30am -10.30am: TED University Session 2 
11.00am - 12.45pm: Session 1: Monumental 
2.15pm - 4.00pm: Session 2: Majestic 
5.00pm - 6:45pm: Session 3: Mindblowing 
Free night for self-organised dinners Wednesday, March 2, 2011 8.30am -10.15am: Session 4: Deep Mystery 
11.00am -12.45pm: Session 5: Worlds Imagined
 2.15pm - 4.00pm: Session 6: Knowledge Revolution 
(guest curator: Bill Gates) 
5.00pm - 6.45pm: Session 7: Radical Collaboration 
7.00pm -10:30pm: TED Prize Block Party Thursday, March 3, 2011 8.30am - 10.15am: TED University Session 3
 11.00am - 12.45pm: Session 8: Invention & Consequence 2.15pm - 4.00pm: Session 9: Threads of Discovery 
5.00pm - 6.45pm: Session 10: Beauty, Imagination, Enchantment
 7.30pm - 10.30pm: Grand party Friday, March 4, 2011 8.30am - 10.15am: Session 11: The Echo of Time 
11.00am - 12.45pm: Session 12: Only If. If Only.
 1.00 - 3.00pm: Farewell picnic