Challenging the Status Quo
I have been a devoted TED conference attendee since my first experience in Monterey more than 10 years ago. Each year, I am fascinated by the eclectic mix of fellow attendees; scientists, philanthropists, billionaires, authors and entrepreneurs who come together to exchange and debate ideas. These informal discussions are sparked by a 4 day torrent of speakers covering a vast range of topics, using storytelling to connect with the audience. Usually sitting near the front, I have seen more than 300 talks and taken nearly 2,000 pages of notes.