The TED Fellows program continues to empower visionary makers and doers from around the world (with a specific focus on Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East). With 23 new TED Global Fellows, who join 20 exceptional Senior Fellows. The fellows span a wide spectrum of disciplines—from photojournalism to biotechnology to digital choreography. —and makes for a promising Petri dish of creative cross-pollination.

The 2010 TED Global speaker lineup includes fifty remarkable speakers and performers—from neuroscientist Sebastian Seung to musician Annie Lennox to humanitarian design advocate Emily Pilloton to web personality Ze Frank. The new talks will be conducted between July 12 and July 16.

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