TED Talk Speakers


Result: 30 Speakers Found

Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Ghanaian Undercover Journalist; Founder, Tiger Eye Media. Zanetor Voted 2016 Most Influential Ghanaians

Anas Aremeyaw Anas is an undercover journalist, attorney and private detective working in Ghana and across the African continent. In disguise, he finds his way into asylums, brothels, prisons, orphanages…


Lemon Andersen

Poet, Spoken Word Artist and Actor. Andersen's writing and live performances have received widespread popular and critical acclaim. In his November 2011 TEDYouth talk Please don't take my Air Jordans

Lemon Andersen is a poet, spoken word artist and actor. He first garnered national attention appearing in Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway in 2002, which won a Tony…

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Adam Braun

New York Times & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, The Promise of a Pencil, Founder, Pencils of Promise, Founder, MissionU

Coca-Cola, Kraft, and Great-West Life have all hosted New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Adam Braun and praised him as “The best speaker I’ve ever seen in the history of our…


David Choi

Musician, Speaker and YouTube Video Producer

David Choi is a native Los Angeles singer/songwriter/producer and former Warner Chappell Music staff writer whose songs and tracks have been heard on NBC, FOX, VH1, MTV, A&E, E!, Travel…


Johnny Cupcakes

Successful Entrepreneur and Branding Expert

Why have thousands of customers from around the world chosen to get the Johnny Cupcakes' logos tattooed on themselves? And how does Johnny get hundreds of people to camp outside…


Richard Dreyfuss

Academy Award-Winning Actor

Richard Dreyfuss has been acting in theatre and films for 45 years and is one of America’s most versatile and individualistic actors. Early in his career, he appeared in television…


Ashley Graham

Plus-Sized Model, Entrepreneur, Designer, Author and Body Activist

Ashley Graham was born in 1987 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was discovered in a mall and started modelling at the age of 12. In her flourishing career, she has done…

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José Hernandez

Mexican Engineer & Former NASA Astronaut

José Hernandez, who grew up as a migrant farmworker in California, was selected by NASA as a member of their 19th class of astronauts in 2004.

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Alex Honnold

World-Renowned Rock Climber & Star of Academy Award-Winning "Free Solo"

Alex Honnold is a professional rock climber whose audacious free-solo ascents of America’s biggest cliffs have made him one of the most recognized and followed climbers in the world. A…


Bakari Kitwana

Cultural Critic, Journalist, Activist, and Thought Leader

Bakari Kitwana is a journalist, activist and political analyst whose commentary on politics and youth culture have been seen on the CNN, FOX News (the O’Reilly Factor), C-Span, PBS (The…


Maria Teresa Kumar

Host of MSNBC’s Changing America; President & CEO, Voto Latino; Emmy Nominated MSNBC Contributor; Pioneering Thought Leader on Diversity and Demographic Opportunities

Lauded as one the most influential American Latinos under 40 and as among the top Latinas in Government and Politics, Maria Teresa (Petersen) Kumar is the founding President & CEO…


Ray Kurzweil

Chairman, Kurzweil Technologies & A Director of Engineering, Google

Ray Kurzweil is one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a thirty-year track record of accurate predictions. Called “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal and…


Lilia Luciano

Investigative Reporter; Former NBC National News Correspondent; Award-Winning Journalist

Lilia Luciano is an accomplished journalist, documentary film producer and literacy advocate. Lilia sits on the Advisory Council of the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign to promote access to…


Jamila Lyiscott

Social Justice Education Scholar, Nationally Renowned Speaker, Spoken Word Artist, and Educational Consultant

Jamila Lyiscott is a social justice education scholar, nationally renowned speaker, spoken word artist, and educational consultant. She was recently appointed as an Assistant Professor of Social Justice Education at…


Muniba Mazari

Artist, Speaker, Humanitarian and Goodwill Ambassador #UNWomen

Muniba Mazari is lovingly referred to as the Iron Lady of Pakistan. And for all the right reasons. At the age of 21, Muniba was left paralyzed from the hip…