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TEDtalks Global Conference 2005 : Alex Steffen: The route to a sustainable future

By Alex Steffen

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Book Id: WPLBN0002826761
Format Type: Video (Educational Video)
File Size: Streaming
Reproduction Date: 2007 April

Title: TEDtalks Global Conference 2005 : Alex Steffen: The route to a sustainable future  
Author: Alex Steffen
Language: English
Subject: Interviews, Philosophy, Biography
Collections: Educational Videos, TEDtalks (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Global Conference 2005
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Publisher: TEDtalks (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conference
Member Page: Ted Talks


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The two annual TED conferences, in Long Beach/Palm Springs and Edinburgh, Scotland, bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less). TED Talks began as a simple attempt to share what happens at TED with the world. Under the moniker ideas worth spreading, talks were released online. They rapidly attracted a global audience in the millions. Indeed, the reaction was so enthusiastic that the entire TED website has been reengineered around TED Talks, with the goal of giving everyone on-demand access to the world's most inspiring voices.

TEDGlobal is TED's summer conference. The themes of the global conference are slightly more international in nature, and the full TED format is maintained, with a wide-ranging roster of speakers and performers over four days of TED mainstage sessions -- plus the famous TED University, where attendees share their own knowledge with one another. TEDGlobal was held in Oxford, UK, in 2005, 2009 and 2010, and in Arusha, Tanzania, in 2007. TEDGlobal is now held annually in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.


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