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TEDWomen Launches in December

July 16, 2010

If you are anything like me, you love you some TED. If you’re not anything like me, you’re probably wondering who this TED person is.

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.

Here’s a short little taste of TED, courtesy of Mitchell Joachim, an urban planner discussing sustainable, organic architecture.

Cool, right? What’s even more awesome is that TED has announced TEDWomen, a forum to reveal “the ideas of women and girls worldwide.”

The cross-disciplinary, cross-generational program will focus on how women think and work, communicate and collaborate, learn and lead—what this means and why it matters to all of us. Speakers from around the globe—from anthropologists to artists, scientists to soldiers, bankers to builders, farmers to futurists—will share their ideas in the world-renowned TED format, creating a program that surprises and inspires.

It’s a two day conference in December that will will include such speakers as “a world leader bringing peace to her conflict-ridden nation,” “explorer collecting stories and preserving languages of endangered cultures,” “maverick CEO whose ideas on women and leadership will surprise you,” and many more.

For a schedule and list of speakers that will be pretty meaningless because the damn thing is impossible to get into, head on over to TEDWomen.

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