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Ted Fellows

Every year, the TED Fellows program brings together an extraordinary group of innovators from around the world, inviting them up on stage at TED or TEDGlobal and giving momentum to their ideas. The Lavin Agency is proud to present our TED Fellow event package: three of these remarkable speakers hand-picked by you or selected by us. To find out how to book a group of TED Fellows to appear at your event, please give us a call: 1-800-265-4870.

 

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Nina Tandon

CEO and Co-Founder of EpiBone, TED Senior Fellow

Nina Tandon is on the cutting edge of science: where sci-fi meets reality. She works on growing artificial hearts and bones that can be put into the body, and studies the new frontier of biotech: home...

Skylar Tibbits

TED Fellow | Speaker on 4D Printing | Author of Self-Assembly Lab

Skylar Tibbits is on the cutting edge of 4D technology. In his Self-Assembly Lab at MIT, the future of how we make things is being mapped out—and the implications are enormous. Imagine, as just one ex...

Lucianne Walkowicz

Astrophysicist and TED Fellow

Lucianne Walkowicz is an astrophysicist and multimedia artist. Her work delves into a question both scientific, and fundamentally human: what is the nature of life in the universe? In passionate and e...

Bassam Tariq

TED Fellow and Director of These Birds Walk

Bassam Tariq is a TED Fellow and director of the acclaimed film These Birds Walk. Through his work—as a filmmaker, blogger, and halal butcher shop owner—he shares intimate stories of Muslims from arou...

Naomi Natale

TED Senior Fellow and Artistic Director of The Art of Revolution

Artist and photographer Naomi Natale is the founding artist behind One Million Bones—a large-scale social arts practice that fuses education and hands-on artmaking to raise awareness of genocide—and t...

LaToya Ruby Frazier

Photographer speaking on family, communities, and environmental racism

For LaToya Ruby Frazier, art is a weapon—a catalyst for social justice. Her photographs and videos document today’s America: post-industrial cities riven by poverty, racism, healthcare inequality, and...

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...

Negin Farsad

Social Justice Comedian, Director of The Muslims Are Coming!

Negin Farsad is at the forefront of social justice comedy—a field that she insists totally exists (or should). A TED Senior Fellow, author of How to Make White People Laugh, and as one of few Iranian-...

Laurel Braitman

Author of Animal Madness, TED Senior Fellow

Bestselling author Laurel Braitman is an ‘uncertainty anthropologist’—someone who’s helping people navigate times of fear and chaos with grace and humor. With her insights into behavioral psychology, ...

Anastasia Taylor-Lind

TED Fellow and Documentary Photographer

“Men fight wars, and women mourn them,” says documentary photographer Anastasia Taylor-Lind. When she arrived in Kiev in February 2014, Taylor-Lind found Independence Square under siege. At her makesh...

Jessica Green

TED Senior Fellow and Architectural Biologist

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...

Vijay (Robert) Gupta

Founder of Street Symphony, TED Senior Fellow, and Mental Health Advocate

Vijay Gupta is a violinist whose interest in neurobiology and mental health issues has made him a world renowned advocate for the redemptive and regenerative power of music. A TED Senior Fellow, Gupta...

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...

Candy Chang

Urban Space Artist Behind the "Before I Die" Walls

World-renowned artist and urban designer Candy Chang engages communities to share everything from their greatest hopes to their deepest anxieties in public. The Atlantic calls her artwork Before I Die...

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...

Anab Jain

Innovation Speaker, Founder & Director of Superflux

Designer, entrepreneur, TED Fellow, futurescaper: Anab Jain wears many hats, and brings them all together at her multidisciplinary design studio, Superflux. Based in London and India, Superflux is bot...

Carl Schoonover

Neuroscientist and Author of Portraits of the Mind

Carl Schoonover became a neuroscientist because, simply put, he is fascinated by how the brain works. And he wants to share that enthusiasm (and his findings) with as large of an audience as possible....

Catarina Mota

TEDGlobal Fellow, Maker, and Open Source Advocate

TEDGlobal Fellow Catarina Mota is a maker and open-source advocate and the co-founder of Open Materials. She encourages the making of things using smart materials: ink that conducts electricity; a win...

Eman Mohammed

TED Fellow and Photojournalist

What kind of courage does it take to become the only female photojournalist in the Gaza Strip? TED Fellow Eman Mohammed was only 19 when she began shooting photos for a local news agency—and then the ...

Christine Sun Kim

TED Senior Fellow, Sound Artist, and Composer

Christine Sun Kim uses technology to investigate and rationalize her relationship with sound and spoken languages. Born deaf, Kim felt that she had no “ownership” of sound. In her multimedia presentat...

Eric Berlow

TED Senior Fellow and Complexity Scientist

Eric Berlow is an ecologist, complexity scientist, and speaker who specializes in not specializing. In an increasingly interconnected world, this TED Senior Fellow helps simplify things. Berlow untang...

Uldus Bakhtiozina

Photographer and Visual Artist from Russia, TED Fellow

Based in Russia, Uldus Bakhtiozina is a photographer who asks ordinary people to model for elaborately staged and surreal portraits. Full of color, whimsy, and drama, her images inspire wonder while r...

Jean-Baptiste Michel

Author of Uncharted and Leading Data Scientist

Jean-Baptiste Michel is a leading data scientist and the founder of Quantified Labs, a company that turns big data into products. While at Harvard and Google, he invented new ways to extract meaning f...

Christine Marie

Artist, Director, and TED Fellow

Christine Marie is an artist and TED Fellow who creates uncanny, delightful experiences with cinematic 3D shadow theater. A pioneer in her field, Marie invents lights and techniques that have never be...

Juliette LaMontagne

TED Fellow, Founder of Breaker

TED Fellow Juliette LaMontagne is pushing education further—outside of the classroom. A former New York City high school teacher, LaMontagne is the founder of Breaker, a social innovation program in w...

Dr. Benedetta Berti

Expert on Modern Terrorism, Security, and Civil Wars

What do armed groups like ISIS and Hezbollah do “when they’re not shooting?” The answer to this question is the focus of Benedetta Berti’s work. A security expert who’s worked with organizations acros...

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...

Sean Gourley

TED Fellow and Founder of Quid

TED Fellow Sean Gourley has three passions in life: physics (such as self-assembled quantum nanowires), politics (he once ran for a national elected office in New Zealand), and technology (he is the f...

Greg Gage

TED Fellow, Neuroscientist, and Cofounder of Backyard Brains

Neuroscientist and engineer Greg Gage offers inspiring examples of ingenuity that have earned him over 4.5 million views for his TED talks. Demonstrating the power of the brain with hands-on experimen...

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...

Sophal Ear

Author, Refugee, and Expert in Diplomacy and World Affairs

Sophal Ear escaped the Khmer Rouge thanks to his mother’s determination and moved to the US at the age of ten. He’s overcome both genocide and poverty to become a world-renowned expert on war, peace, ...

Shereen El Feki

TED Global Fellow and Author of Sex and the Citadel

In Sex and the Citadel, TED Global Fellow Shereen El Feki sheds light on a highly sensitive and still largely secret aspect of Arab society: the sexual lives of men and women. Linking sex to political...

Kitra Cahana

Photographer and TED Fellow

Kitra Cahana is an award-winning photographer and TED Fellow whose work combines art, spirituality, and anthropology. In moving talks, she tells the extraordinary story of her father’s severe brainste...

Joel Jackson

Founder and CEO of Mobius Motors

Joel Jackson is the founder and CEO of Mobius Motors, a venture building highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass-market. A Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur, Jackson speaks on socia...

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo

New Media Artist and TED Senior Fellow

Miniature people trapped in jars and blenders. Vending machines that sell human DNA. Massive projections of slow-motion portraits. TED Senior Fellow Gabriel Barcia-Colombo creates interactive art you’...

Suleiman Bakhit

Author of Popular Comic Books that Fight Terrorism

With his bestselling comic books, Suleiman Bakhit is fighting extremism with art and creating homegrown heroes kids can believe in. To Bakhit, everything begins with a story—even terrorism. And in the...

Yale Fox

TED Fellow, Open Data Specialist, and CEO of Rentlogic

Activist and entrepreneur Yale Fox is the CEO of Rentlogic: a rental search engine that scans government databases to rate landlords and buildings. He works with cities and communities to put power ba...