TED is coming to State! Yay!

Tomorrow, June 3rd, the Global Partnership Initiative will host TED@State, the first U.S. Government-sponsored Technology, Entertainment, Design, or TED, event in Dean Acheson Auditorium from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

According to the press release the TED@State speakers will be as follows:

  • Clay Shirky, social-media analyst and author of Here Comes Everybody
  • Jacqueline Novogratz, philanthropist and CEO of the Acumen Fund
  • Stewart Brand, futurist and author of the Whole Earth Catalog
  • Paul Collier, economist and author of The Bottom Billion
  • Hans Rosling, data visionary and Karolinska Institutet Professor of International Health

If you have seen Hans Rosling in TED 2007, you would not want to miss this. All expected speakers had been at TED Talks previously. See previous videos: Clay Snirky, Jacqueline Novogratz, Stewart Brand, and Paul Collier.

Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, the Department of State’s Special Representative for Global Partnerships, will introduce the speakers, and Chris Anderson, Curator of TED, will moderate a question and answer session.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton launched the Global Partnership Initiative on April 22, 2009 at the Global Philanthropy Forum. The initiative seeks to establish public-private partnerships with foundations, businesses, non-governmental organizations, universities, and faith communities. This is reportedly the first major event under this initiative and the first U.S. Government-sponsored TED Talks.

Video from the talks at TED@State will be posted on the TED website, www.TED.com