TED Fellows program brings outstanding, world-changing leaders to participate in TED community
NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers of the TED Conference introduced today the 25 new TED Fellows who will participate in TED's annual international conference, TEDGlobal. These Fellows have been invited to join the TED community by attending TEDGlobal 2009, to be held in Oxford, UK, July 21-24. The 25 TEDGlobal Fellows join the 40 TED Fellows selected for the TED2009 Conference, held in February in Long Beach, where the TED Fellows program was announced. The principal goal of the TED Fellows program is to empower TED Fellows to effectively communicate their work to the TED community and to the world.
The 2009 TEDGlobal Fellows comprise an eclectic group of individuals from Bahrain to Argentina to Malawi, and from Jamaica to the Philippines. These innovators represent diverse disciplines -- technology, entertainment, design, science, film, art, music, entrepreneurship and the nonprofit world. TEDGlobal Fellows include doctors, writers, political scientists, artists and dancers. One is a magician, one an inventor, one a humanitarian Jesuit priest. All are committed to the spread of great ideas.
"From a leading female Kenyan software developer to a young political scientist from Belarus, from a Jamaican robotics expert to a next-generation Burmese human rights activist, we couldn't be more thrilled with our inaugural TEDGlobal Fellows," said Tom Rielly, TED Community Director. "We look forward to their collaborations with each other and with members of the TED community, following the example of the post-conference activities of our 40 brilliant TED Fellows from TED2009 in Long Beach."
In addition to participating as full members of the TEDGlobal conference audience, each TED Fellow will participate in a two-day pre-conference, where they will receive world-class communication training, delive
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