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Elon Musk, Serena Williams, Shah Rukh Khan, and more coming to Vancouver for TED2017

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Jenni Sheppard Mar 26, 2017 11:47 pm 6,654

Tennis ace Serena Williams, Tesla pioneer Elon Musk, and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan are coming to Vancouver for TED2017 this April.

The full lineup of speakers for this year’s five-day TED conference, themed “The Future You,” has finally been revealed, and it’s pretty huge.

Other high profile speakers include:

Ingrid Betancourt – a former presidential candidate in Colombia, who was kidnapped by guerilla rebels and held for six years in captivity before a high-profile rescue.

Garry Kasparov – esteemed by many as the greatest chess player of all time, he is now an expert in the rise of Putin’s Russia and chair of the Human Rights Foundation.

Jim Yong Kim – the World Bank Group president is aiming to end extreme poverty by 2030 and to share prosperity with the bottom 40% of the population in developing countries.

Gayle King – an award-winning journalist, currently co-host of CBS This Morning and Editor-at-Large of the award-winning O, the Oprah Magazine.

David Miliband – a former UK Foreign Affairs Minister, now president of the International Rescue Committee, an NGO committed to emergency and long-term assistance to refugees.

OK Go – this creative band have produced award-winning videos, established a DIY trans-media mini-empire, and collaborated with dance companies, tech giants, and the Muppets.

Jorge Ramos – an Emmy-award winning journalist and news anchor broadcasting in Spanish and English, Ramos gives a voice to the millions of Latinos in the US.

Plus a surprise guest, described only as a world figure, speaking during the session on health, life and love.

Tickets to TED2017 are sold out, but you will be able to watch some of the TED talks in screenings at various movie theatres around Vancouver.

TED2017 in Vancouver

When: April 24 to 28

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

Tickets: Sold out for the event itself – but you can get tickets to screenings at local movie theatres at the TED Cinema Experience


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Jenni Sheppard
Jenni is a former Senior Staff Writer at Daily Hive. Happy Vancouverite. Traveller, snowboarder, foodie, film fan, feminist, geek, cheesemaker, curler.

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