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David Deutsch speaking at TED

And Now the Good News

Quantum physicist David Deutsch, a TEDGlobal speaker in 2005 and 2009.

TEDGlobal 2010, held over the course of four days in Oxford, will explore the shocking undercurrent of good news just below the surface of today's troubling headlines....

Headlines remind us daily of the political, economic and environmental woes facing the planet. But behind the scenes lie an amazing array of new ideas, new science, new technology, new social and political thinking, new art and a new understanding of who we are. When you put it all together, an entirely more hopeful view of the future emerges.

Many of the remarkable architects of that future -- those who are pushing the boundaries of what is known and expanding the possible -- will join us at TEDGlobal 2010, from all over the world.

See the full speaker program here >>

Attending TEDGlobal 2010? Click HERE for a full schedule of events, including lunches, dinners and parties.

Oxford is a one-of-a-kind environment that for centuries has championed the power of reason and discovery and art, and TEDGlobal 2010 will again be finely woven into the Oxford landscape, making the most of local landmarks. Special activities will again include TED University, exclusive visits (London, Bletchley Park, etc), awesome evening events, and several new additions. These activities will be opened to registered participants only.

TEDGlobal 2010 schedule (Subject to change):

Monday, July 12, 2010

Pre-conference visits and activities
Afternoon: TED University
Evening: Welcome reception

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Morning (start 8:45 AM): TED University and workshops
Afternoon (start 2 PM): Sessions 1 and 2
Evening: Grand opening party

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Morning: Sessions 3 and 4
Afternoon: Session 5 and 6
Evening: Reception

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Morning: Sessions 7 and 8
Afternoon: Session 9 and 10
Evening: Grand party

Friday, July 16, 2010

Morning: Sessions 11 and 12 (end of conference: 12:30pm)
Afternoon: Farewell BBQ and punting on the Cherwell




The TEDGlobal experience will include:

  • A fast-paced, highly curated four-day stage program featuring TED's famous 18-minute talks, plus music, comedy, tech demos, short talks, video interludes and other surprises
  • TED University: The hugely popular, pre-conference sessions (Monday, July 12, and Tuesday, July 13) where attendees share their areas of expertise, from "How men create their spaces" to "Why companies should give away shares."
  • Optional pre-conference activities (Monday, July 12), including carefully curated TED-only tours of Oxford landmarks and other UK sites, like Bletchley Park
  • Immersive evening events at Oxford's most intriguing spots
  • A farewell BBQ and punting on the River Cherwell.
  • Art exhibits, tech demos, and other experiences
  • Intense conversation breaks, where attendees and speakers delve into the ideas introduced on stage
  • Thoughtfully designed simulcast spaces where you can watch the conference in an informal setting
  • The famous TED Gift Bag
  • Online tools for connecting with other attendees, before and after the conference