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Despite the victories of recent years, the real work on sustainability is just beginning. These speakers are building on that momentum, moving past mere awareness and implementing workable solutions that will save our planet.

 

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Naomi Klein

Author of No Is Not Enough, This Changes Everything, The Shock Doctrine, & No Logo

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, columnist, and the #1 international bestselling author of seminal books The Shock Doctrine and No Logo. In her book This Changes Everything, and in powerful...

Edward O. Wilson

One of the World’s Most Distinguished Biologists

E.O. Wilson has made a tremendous contribution to our understanding of biodiversity, while his insights on social and group behavior have changed our perception of ourselves. The stirring keynotes fro...

Laurence C. Smith

UCLA Climate Scientist and Author of The World in 2050

How will the combination of a booming global population, global warming, and rising sea levels transform the world? To Dr. Laurence C. Smith, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, the North i...

Jared Diamond

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse

Jared Diamond is a celebrity scientist, in the best sense of the term. The massive audiences at his talks emerge with a fresh outlook on the big questions. Why do some societies prosper while others d...

Camille Seaman

TED Fellow and Photographer Capturing Extreme Weather, Fragile Environments

Camille Seaman is a photographer whose work focuses on the fragile environments, extreme weather, and stark beauty of the natural world—from the deep greys of supercell storm clouds to the shocking bl...

Edward Burtynsky

World-Renowned Photographer, Winner of the TED Prize

A world-renowned photographer, Edward Burtynsky creates stunning photos—“reflecting pools of our time”—that explore large-scale social, political, and economic issues, including water, oil, and the up...

Alex Steffen

Author of Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet

Alex Steffen is the thinking-person’s optimist. His inspiring, provocative talks about our future pack houses around the world. Whether explaining humanity’s best solutions (in Worldchanging), imagini...

Shalini Kantayya

Filmmaker, Eco-Activist, TED Fellow

Clean tech has to start locally. And it has to happen here. Filmmaker, educator, and eco-activist Shalini Kantayya shows us that sustainable energy isn’t just right for the environment, but also means...

Charles Fishman

Author of A Curious Mind and The Big Thirst

Charles Fishman is the author of A Curious Mind, a bestselling collaboration with Hollywood producer Brian Grazer. Now he’s showing leaders how curiosity is the key to harnessing disruption—in busines...

David Suzuki

Environmentalist and Host of The Nature of Things

David Suzuki is one of the world’s most recognizable and influential environmentalists. In a long and distinguished public career, he has, perhaps more than almost anyone else, raised public conscious...

Adria Vasil

Author of Ecoholic, Leading Environmental Columnist

Through her accessible and comprehensive books, the popular green advice column she’s been writing since 2004, her public lectures, and her regular appearances on CBC News, CTV’s Canada AM, and many o...

Colleen Flanigan

TED Fellow, Ocean Activist & Artist

Colleen Flanigan has spent the past 10 years uniting art and science to create her Living Sea Sculptures: coral nurseries and reef forms that protect and regenerate underwater ecosystems. In impassion...

Jennifer Jacquet

Author of Is Shame Necessary? New Uses for an Old Tool

How can shame lead to social change? Jennifer Jacquet is the author of Is Shame Necessary? New Uses for an Old Tool, which explores the social nature of shame—how it can be used to promote large-scale...

Mitchell Joachim

TED Fellow and Urban Designer

Architect and designer Mitchell Joachim tackles the urban issues redefining our built environments and cities: his work boldly reassesses the way humans live together in the 21st Century. In mind-bend...

Cesar Harada

TED Fellow and Inventor of Protei, a Technology that Cleans Oil Spills

Cesar Harada is using technology to save our planet, starting with our oceans. A French-Japanese entrepreneur and TED Fellow, Harada is the brains behind Protei—a groundbreaking, low-cost invention us...

Eric Klinenberg

Co-Author of NYT Bestseller Modern Romance with Aziz Ansari, Author of Going Solo

Eric Klinenberg is a social scientist who sheds light on massive demographic, social, and environmental transformations. In Heat Wave, he takes a look at the future of cities in the age of climate cha...

Jessica Green

TED Senior Fellow | Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder of Phylagen

How can we create sustainable cities and healthier buildings—including classrooms, hospitals, offices, and homes—by studying microbes? TED Senior Fellow Jessica Green explains how in visually rich tal...