x = independently organized TED event

Theme: The Stuff of Life

This event occurred on
July 13, 2011
12:00am - 12:00am UTC
(UTC +0hrs)
South Korea

TEDxKAIST Live will be an event created around the live stream of TED Global in Edinburgh, Scotland. We will be watching Day 2, sessions 4 through 7 of the conference, in real time via live streaming.

Our event will include refreshments and discussion between sessions.

For more information on TEDGlobal, the speakers and the theme check here: conferences.ted.com/TEDGlobal2011

Speakers listed below are all via streaming only, there will be no live speakers at our event at KAIST.

KAIST, N25 ID Building, CIDR Lab 320
373-1 Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu
Daejeon, 305-701
South Korea
Event type:
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Niall Ferguson

History is a curious thing, and Niall Ferguson investigates not only what happened but why. (Hint: Politics and money explain a lot.)

Tim Harford

Tim Harford's writings reveal the economic ideas behind everyday experiences.

Yasheng Huang

Yasheng Huang asks us to rethink our ideas about China and other large emerging economies. Lately he’s been asking, Does democracy hinder or promote economic growth?

Robin Ince

The rational-minded Robin Ince conducts live experiments in comedy.

Josette Sheeran

Our generation is the first in history with enough resources to eradicate hunger worldwide. And Josette Sheeran, head of the UN World Food Programme, has a plan.

Elizabeth Murchison

Elizabeth Murchison studies a mysterious (and contagious) cancer that threatens to wipe out Tasmanian devils.

Svante Paabo

Svante Paabo explores human genetic evolution by analyzing DNA extracted from ancient sources, including mummies, an Ice Age hunter and the bone fragments of Neanderthals.

Mark Pagel

Using biological evolution as a template, Mark Pagel wonders how languages evolve.

Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley argues that, through history, the engine of human progress and prosperity has been, and is, "ideas having sex with each other."

Karol Boudreaux

Karol Boudreaux studies economies as if they were genomes, languages, cells -- entities that create a spontaneous order out of many small variables.

Joe Castillo

Drawing with his finger through a screen of sand, Joe Castillo makes fluid lines that cohere into characters that become stories.

Cynthia Kenyon

When it comes to aging well, having “good genes” (or rather, mutant ones) is key, says Cynthia Kenyon. She unlocked the genetic secret of longevity in roundworms — and now she’s working to do the same for humans.

Misha Glenny

Journalist Misha Glenny leaves no stone unturned (and no failed state unexamined) in his excavation of criminal globalization.

Ben Goldacre

Ben Goldacre writes "Bad Science" -- unpicking dodgy scientific claims made by scaremongering journalists, dubious government reports, evil pharmaceutical corporations, PR companies and quacks.

Mikko Hypponen

As computer access expands, Mikko Hypponen asks: What's the next killer virus, and will the world be able to cope with it?

Pamela Meyer

Pamela Meyer thinks we’re facing a pandemic of deception, but she’s arming people with tools that can help take back the truth.

Eddi Reader

In her warm, glorious voice, Eddi Reader sings thoughtful songs about love, longing and introspection.

Karen Tse

In too many countries, it's still normal to torture prisoners for confessions and information. Karen Tse works to end that.

Péter Fankhauser

Péter Fankhauser is the leader of a team of students working on Rezero, a robot that balances on a single sphere.

Sheril Kirshenbaum

Biologist Sheril Kirshenbaum is the author of The Science of Kissing, which explores one of humanity's fondest pastimes.

Jae Rhim Lee

Artist Jae Rhim Lee re-imagines the relationships between the body and the world.

Alice Russell

With her sultry voice chock-full of soul power, Alice Russell is a force of nature. If you've heard her cover of "Seven Nation Army" -- well, then you know.

Marco Tempest

A magician and illusionist for the 21st century, Marco Tempest blends cutting-edge technology with the flair and showmanship of Houdini.

Daniel Wolpert

A neuroscientist and engineer, Daniel Wolpert studies how the brain controls the body.

Organizing team


Pittsburgh, PA, United States
  • Doyeon Kwak
  • Jiwon Lee