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List of Top TED Speakers for your Next Event

by Maddie Donnelly
TED Talk Speakers on Leadership, Business, Technology, Tips

We are proud to represent many repeat TED speakers who deliver extraordinary talks on achieving what may seem impossible—whether it’s groundbreaking leadership, physical endurance, technological breakthroughs, or savvy business know-how. Take a look:

  1. Dr. Kate Darling
  2. Dr. Poppy Crum
  3. Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi
  4. Dr. Erika Hamden
  5. Bran Ferren
  6. Dr. William Li
  7. Stanley McChrystal
  8. Ben Saunders
  9. Peter Diamandis
  10. Dex Torricke-Barton
  11. Mark Bowden
  12. Salim Ismail
  13. Colin O'Brady
  14. Mitch Joel

See below for a snapshot of each of our TED speakers and their TEDTalks:

  • Dr. Kate Darling is a robotics expert and Research Specialist at the MIT Media Lab. Called “one of the biggest names in science” by NBC News, her Ted Talk, “Why We Have an Emotional Connection to Robots,” has been watched almost 1.3 million times since it was published in September 2018. | Watch TED Talk

 

  • Dr. Poppy Crum is the Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories and a Stanford Adjunct Professor. Dr. Crum’s work focuses on building new technology-enabled products that improve the ways we all interact with the world around us. Her TED talk, “Technology Knows What You’re Feeling,” gets at one of the biggest questions we all have about tech today: Do we still have control over what other people and products know about us?| Watch TED Talk

 

  • Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi is a NASA Astrophysicist whose presentation combines his motivational personal story of overcoming incredible obstacles to find success with a mind-bending look at his scientific research. Funny, honest, and incredibly inspiring, Hakeem moves audiences to never give up while offering a glimpse into galaxy secrets currently being unlocked by the world’s top minds.| Watch TEDx Talk

 

  • Dr. Erika Hamden is currently leading a team building a new UV space telescope called FIREBall for NASA. She delivered a show-stopping talk at TED 2019, where she got real about the challenges that come with trying to create something new. “I’ve realized that discovery is mostly a process of finding things that don’t work, and failure is inevitable when you’re pushing the limits of knowledge,” Hamden said. She shares how she has persevered through failure, and why she’s not giving up any time soon.| Watch TED Talk

 

  • Bran Ferren is a technologist, designer, engineer, and former President of R&D at Walt Disney Imagineering. Named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company, Ferren talks about how technology will transform human experience, as well as how to combine design and engineering to develop products that stand the test of time.| Watch TED Talk

 

  • Dr. William Li is a food, health, and disease expert, and the author of the new #1 Amazon best-selling book Eat to Beat Disease. Dr. Li’s work has impacted more than 50 million people worldwide and has led to the effective prevention, treatment, and even reversal of deadly diseases. His TED Talk “Can we eat to starve cancer?” is considered one of the most riveting talks of all time and has been viewed more than 11 million times. | Watch TED Talk

  • Four-star General Stanley McChrystal is the former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan. Wired magazine said that “to hear McChrystal talk about leadership is like hearing Steve Jobs talk about innovation.” Watch TED Talk

  • 12 people have been on the moon, and 5,000 have climbed Everest, but polar explorer Ben Saunders is the only person ever successfully complete the 1,800-mile trek unsupported from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. He is a three-time TED speaker whose talks focus on his belief that “No one else is an authority on your potential.” Watch TED Talk

  • Peter Diamandis, chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, co-founder of Singularity University and author of best-selling book, Abundance, is a dynamic speaker who shows his audience how to drive and incentivize breakthrough thinking in order to achieve clear, measurable results. Watch TED Talk


And we’re very pleased to be working with many TEDx speakers who are gaining more and more notoriety on the market:

  • Dex Torricke-Barton is the former head of communications at SpaceX, former executive communications manager at Facebook (and Mark Zuckerberg’s personal speechwriter), and a former executive speechwriter at Google. He has an arsenal of jaw-dropping anecdotes that illustrate lessons about moving to the middle of change to access opportunity, understanding connectivity as a universal force, and embracing the emergence of a global generation. Watch TEDx Video

  • Mark Bowden is an expert in body language and non-verbal communication. He recently came into the office and had our whole team laughing and fascinated by his entertaining and impactful talk. He shared the science behind body language—plus a look at small tweaks we can all make when giving presentations or meeting with clients that will have a big impact.| Watch TEDx Talk

  • Salim Ismail is the former VP of Yahoo! and a best-selling author who now leads Singularity University. He focuses on “educating, inspiring, and empowering a new generation of leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges.” Watch TEDx Talk

  • Colin O'Brady is the first person to ever cross Antarctica solo, and he holds the record for the fastest climb of the Seven Summits (132 days) and the Explorer’s Grand Slam (139 days). In a presentation packed with stunning videos he took himself at the ends of the Earth, Colin encourages audiences to dare to dream and embrace the growth mindset he has used throughout his life to achieve greatness.| Watch TEDx Talk

  • Mitch Joel has been called upon by Google to explain digital marketing to Silicon Valley’s top executives. He is an expert at coaching brands on how to innovate and meet the needs of today’s wired consumer—with digital experiences. Watch TEDx Talk

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