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The following members of the TED Community serve as a valued source of advice on issues of importance to TED's future.


  • Amy Cuddy, Social psychologist
  • Anna Deavere Smith, Actor, playwright
  • Ashraf Ghani, Chancellor, Kabul University
  • Brian Greene, Physicist
  • Bill Gates, Philanthropist
  • Craig Venter, Genomics pioneer
  • Daniel Dennett, Philosopher
  • Daniel Gilbert, Psychologist
  • Danny Hillis, Inventor
  • David Deutsch, Physicist
  • Dean Kamen, Inventor
  • Don Norman, Cognitive scientist
  • Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO, Acumen Fund
  • Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon
  • John Maeda, Designer
  • Joshua Prince-Ramus, Architect
  • Juan Enriquez, Futurist
  • Larry Page, Co-founder, Google
  • Linda Stone, Software visionary
  • Meg Ryan, Actor
  • Nathan Myhrvold, Polymath
  • Ray Kurzweil, Futurist
  • Scott Cook, Founder, Intuit
  • Sergey Brin, Co-founder, Google
  • Seth Godin, Marketing guru
  • Sir Ken Robinson, Creativity expert
  • Stefan Sagmeister, Designer
  • Steve Jurvetson, Venture capitalist
  • Steven Pinker, Evolutionary psychologist
  • Stewart Brand, Long Now founder
  • Sunny Bates, Connector extraordinaire
  • Tierney Thys, Marine biologist
  • Wade Davis, Anthropologist
  • Chee Pearlman, Design guru