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February 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm


Tickets to TED cost $8,500-$30,000, but you can experience one day of it for free! We will present the realtime proceedings of one day of the TED 2016 Conference!

The event will be screened on a large projector via Livestream, and will take place in a private room of a restaurant. They’re being gracious enough to host us for free — with the understanding that attendees will purchase food and drink during their time enjoying the conference.

To help in our planning, please register for each session you plan to attend. Below is the schedule.  For more details about speakers, visit the TED Website.

11:30am-1:15pm — “CODE POWER”

Linus Torvalds – Software Engineer
Reshma Sauhani – Education Activist
Mary Norris – Copy Editor
R. Luke DuBois – Artist, Composer, Engineer
Meron Gribetz – Augmented Reality Startup CEO
Raffaello D’Andrea – Autonomous Systems Pioneer

1:15pm-2:00pm — 45-MINUTE BREAK for lunch

During this time we will also be screening a secret “behind the scenes”, which will be like having a backstage all-access pass to the Main Conference!


Parag Khanna – Global strategist
Dalia Mogahed – Muslim studies scholar
Amit Sood
Hugh Evans
– Humanitarian
Christiana Figueres – Climate Advocate

3:45pm-5:15pm — 90-MINUTE BREAK for meetings with volunteers

5:15pm-7:00pm — “TED UNIVERSITY”

Attendees take the stage to give their own TED-style talks.

Brian Kelly – Frequent Flyer
Jonathan Bell – Branding Expert
Rachel Pritzker – Philanthropist
Jason Pontin – Editor
Anthony Goldbloom – Machine Learning Expert
Dave Troy – Technologist
Paul Tudor Jones II – Investor
Joshua Roman – Cellist
Joanna Bloor – Amplifier
Mark Goffman – Storyteller
Nailing Nadkarni – Tree Researcher
Esther Wojcicki – Moonshot Educator
ShaoLan Hsueh – Technologist, Entrepreneur
Tom Hulme – Designer, Venturer
Peter J. Toren – Litigator
Özge Yilmaz – Entrepreneur

7:00pm-8:00pm — 60-MINUTE BREAK for dinner

8:00pm-10:00pm — “NIGHTMARE?”

Dan Gross – Gun-Control Activist
Jennifer Kahn – Science Journalist
Rhiannon Giddens – Musician
Andrew Youn – Anti-Hunger Activist
Al Gore – Climate Advocate

Reminder about the food + beverage requirement:

Again, please note:  The event is “free”, but it is being hosted by a bar/restaurant, which expects that our participants will buy food + beverages throughout the day.  Don’t come unless you’re comfortable with a “two-drink minimum”, or to eat lunch or dinner at some point.


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New York, NY 10007 United States
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