TEDGlobal 2014 – “South!”

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Date(s) - 10/05/2014 - 10/10/2014
12:00 am

Copacabana Beach

TEDGlobal is heading to Latin America. In October 2014, at the Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, join us to celebrate the outpouring of innovation, dynamism and creativity taking place all over South America and the global South. Fresh thinking can be found in every direction, in emerging geographies as well as in the western hemisphere. Prepare to have your world turned upside down.

Come to Rio for TEDGlobal 2014.

After seven years traveling the world, TEDGlobal is headed “South!”

TEDGlobal 2014 is setting up shop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a true megalopolis of 6 million people that’s growing at a fast pace. Based at the Copacabana Palace Hotel, we’ll present a speaker program with a significant focus on the many facets of the Global South’s rise in influence and power — while including relevant new stories from the rest of the world. The traditional TED format is maintained: 3- to 18-minute stage talks, interspersed with music and performance, plus tech demos, exhibits and the famous TED parties. Apply to attend »

These are the first 40 confirmed speakers and performers. More will be announced in the coming months:

Grimanesa Amoros, Peruvian interdisciplinary artist
Marie Arana, Biographer of Simón Bolívar
Alejandro Aravena, Chilean architect
Séverine Autesserre, Congo scholar
Tasso Azevedo, Brazilian forest conservationist
Rodrigo Baggio, Brazilian digital inclusionist
Khalida Brohi, Pakistani equality activist
Circle of Sound, World music duo
Teresa Corção, Chef and campaigner
Melissa Fleming, UNHCR spokesperson
Wendy Freedman, Astronomer
Misha Glenny, Journalist
Glenn Greenwald, Journalist
Isabel Hoffmann, Clean food activist

Syed Karim, Satellite datacaster
Vincent Moon, Nomadic filmmaker
Kimberley Motley, Afghanistan’s only foreign litigator
Robert Muggah, Global urban thinker
Vik Muniz, Brazilian artist and activist
Ethan Nadelmann, Global drug policy specialist
Jimmy Nelson, Last tribes photographer
Miguel Nicolelis, Brain interface pioneer
José Padilha, Filmmaker, director of Elite Squad
Mark Plotkin, Amazonian ethnobotanist
Navi Radjou, Jugaad thinker
Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist monk
Ricardo Semler, Visionary entrepreneur
José Miguel Sokoloff, Colombia anti-guerrilla creative
Steve Song, Africa connectivity tinkerer
Jorge Soto, Cancer detection technologist
Danay Suárez, Cuban singer/songwriter
Robert Swan, Antarctic explorer
Fred Swaniker, African leadership entrepreneur
Ilona Szabó de Carvalho, Drug policy expert
Bruno Torturra, Livestreaming activist
Zeynep Tufekci, Technosociologist
Dre Urhahn and Jeroen Koolhaas, Favela painters
Joanna Wheeler, Violence researcher
Oren Yakobovich, Human rights activist
Tashka Yawanawa, Amazonian chief

For a taste of the modern city of Rio — both its hopes and its challenges — watch a TED Talk from Rio’s mayor, Eduardo Paes: “The 4 commandments of cities” »

Explore a playlist of TED Talks from Latin American speakers »