Dear TED Community,
I am pleased to announce details for next year's main TED Conference. TED2010 will be held in Long Beach, California, Feb 9-13, 2010, under the theme "What the World Needs Now...."
Here's our thinking. 2010 will usher in a new decade at a time when the world is likely still to be facing tough economic challenges. Some are predicting the worst of times. But we think it's a time to regroup, re-evaluate and then to dream. Dream big. Because the world of ideas has never mattered more.
Behind the headlines, innovation and invention are alive and flourishing. And it's here that the long-term future will be rebuilt. We think there's never been a more important time for the TED community to gather and learn from each other.
So each session of TED2010 will tackle one big attribute that the world really needs. Insight. Leadership. Courage. Imagination. Simplicity. Laughter. And so on. And it will do so based on TED's unique multi-disciplinary approach.
You'll find more details of the program here. We're assembling an incredible line-up of speakers whose ideas and ingenuity will thrill, enlighten and inspire -- both our live audience in Long Beach and the larger community who watch TEDtalks online, throughout the year.
TEDTalks will continue to be available free to the world, throughout the year. Indeed, that's how most of our community experiences the conference. Both TED2009 and TED2010 will deliver scores of fantastic new talks for the website.