TED11

  • February 21-24, 2001
  • Monterey, CA

Geeks and Geezers: Also known as TED XI, this featured (though not exclusively) speakers over 70 or under 30. See also Adrian Hon's notes.

Speakers

Meredith Bagby

Author, "The Annual Report of the USA"

Warren Bennis

Professor of business, USC

Sergey Brin

Co-founder, Google

Raspyni Brothers

Jugglers

Gary Burton

Vibraphonist

Ian Clarke

Founder, Freenet

Jennifer Corriero

Co-founder, TakingITGlobal

David Dalrymple

Ph.D. candidate, MIT

Sky Dayton

Founder, Earthlink

Ben Fry

Author and software consultant

Michael Furdyk

Co-founder, TakingITGlobal

David Gallo

Ocean explorer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

J.C. Herz

Author, "Joystick Nation"

Adrian Hon

Co-founder, Generation Mars

Mark Hurst

Founder and host, Gel conference

Jeffrey Katzenberg

CEO, DreamWorks Animation

Joe Kraus

Co-founder, Excite.com

Ray Kurzweil

Inventor and futurist

Bill Lange

Director, Advanced Image & Visualization Lab, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Norman Lear

TV writer and producer

Leon Lederman

Physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

Emily Levine

Humorist and performer

Linda Martinez

Pianist and composer

Michael Milken

Philanthropist
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Leveraging big ideas to make change: Michael Milken talks about using your own particular set of skills to make real change in the world. In his case, the energetic mind that once created exotic bonds is now driving the "Manhattan Project of cancer" -- with lifesaving results.

Leveraging big ideas to make change: Michael Milken talks about using your own particular set of skills to make real change in the world. In his case, the energetic mind that once created exotic bonds is now driving the "Manhattan Project of cancer" -- with lifesaving results.

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Marvin Minsky

Co-founder, MIT's Artificial Intelligence lab

Philip Morrison

Physics professor, MIT

Phylis Morrison

Author and columnist

Sherwin Nuland

Author
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My history of electroshock therapy: Surgeon and author Sherwin Nuland discusses the development of electroshock therapy as a cure for severe, life-threatening depression -- including his own. It's a moving and heartfelt talk about relief, redemption and second chances.

My history of electroshock therapy: Surgeon and author Sherwin Nuland discusses the development of electroshock therapy as a cure for severe, life-threatening depression -- including his own. It's a moving and heartfelt talk about relief, redemption and second chances.

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Kenneth Salisbury

Professor of computer science and surgery, Stanford University

Graham Spencer

Co-founder, Excite.com

Martha Stewart

Founder, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Anthony Tjan

Entrepreneur

Spencer Tunick

Photographer of nude crowds

Omar Wasow

Co-founder, BlackPlanet.com

C.K. Williams

Poet
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Poetry for all seasons of life: Poet C.K. Williams reads his work at TED2001. As he colors scenes of childhood resentments, college loves, odd neighbors and the literal death of youth, he reminds us of the unique challenges of living.

Poetry for all seasons of life: Poet C.K. Williams reads his work at TED2001. As he colors scenes of childhood resentments, college loves, odd neighbors and the literal death of youth, he reminds us of the unique challenges of living.

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John Wooden

Former UCLA basketball coach
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Coaching for people, not points: With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father's wisdom.

Coaching for people, not points: With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father's wisdom.

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Eva Zeisel

Ceramics designer
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The playful search for beauty: The ceramics designer Eva Zeisel looks back on a 75-year career. What keeps her work as fresh today (her latest line debuted in 2008) as in 1926? Her sense of play and beauty, and her drive for adventure. Listen for stories from a rich, colorful life.

The playful search for beauty: The ceramics designer Eva Zeisel looks back on a 75-year career. What keeps her work as fresh today (her latest line debuted in 2008) as in 1926? Her sense of play and beauty, and her drive for adventure. Listen for stories from a rich, colorful life.

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TED11 is part of the TED series of events.

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