Speaker

Chris Anderson

TED Curator

 

After a long career in journalism and publishing (Imagine Media, publisher of Business 2.0 magazine, and creator of the popular games website IGN), Chris Anderson became the curator of the TED Conference in 2002 and has developed it as a platform for identifying and disseminating ideas worth spreading. Chris was born in a remote village in Pakistan, and spent his early years in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, where his father worked as a missionary eye surgeon. He graduated from Oxford University with a degree in philosophy, and then trained as a journalist. Chris created a private nonprofit foundation, the Sapling Foundation, which hoped to find new ways of tackling tough global issues by leveraging media, technology, entrepreneurship, and most of all, ideas. Sapling acquired the TED Conference in 2001, and Anderson then left his businesses to focus on growing TED.

Contributions

Talk

TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Spreading

After a long career in journalism and publishing (Imagine Media,...

Talk

Chris Anderson of TED interviewed by Fairfax Media May 2011

Fairfax Media's Tim Dick interviews TED's Chris Anderson about why...

Film

Chris Anderson of TED interviewed by Fairfax Media May 2011

Fairfax Media's Tim Dick interviews TED's Chris Anderson about why...

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