Lecturers that have given speeches at TED conferencesinclude: Jane Goodall, Richard Dawkins, and Bill Gates. As theguest list for TED conferences has grown more varied, as havethe topics of speeches. More environmentally minded studentsmight remember that Al Gore gave his speech on GlobalWarming (which became the backbone for the film
) at the 2006 TED Conference held inMonterey, CA.
TEDTalks: Their Value to Students
Given the wide variety of topics, points of views, and speakerswho participate in these annual gatherings of the minds, thereis a near-infinite wealth of information to be discovered. Topicsthat have been the focus of lectures range from starting one’sown business to philanthropic charities, awe inspiring works of art to staggering evolutions in technology, and everything thatmight fall in between (such as philosophy, quantum mechanics,and so on). Given the expansive reach of material, students can