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Chris Anderson, TED Talks Creator

May 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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For anyone who has ever been inspired by a talk, or wants to be a better speaker….


ISC is excited to announce we will host Chris Anderson, creator of TED Talks, discussing his new book, “TED TALKS: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking,” an insider’s guide to creating talks that are unforgettable. The event is a precursor to ISC’s Chicago Science Fest taking place May 13-14, and an excellent opportunity for those interested in science communication to learn from a master communicator.


Advance tickets are $15, available here.


Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, sharing knowledge and insights, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form. Chris Anderson has worked behind the scenes with all the TED speakers who have inspired us the most, and in this book he shares insights from such favorites as Sir Ken Robinson, Amy Cuddy, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Salman Khan, Dan Gilbert, Mary Roach, Matt Ridley, and dozens more. It covers everything from how to craft your talk’s content to how you can be most effective on stage. This is the 21st century’s new manual for truly effective communication and it is a must-read for anyone who is ready to create impact with their ideas.

CHRIS ANDERSON is the curator of TED. Trained as a journalist after graduating from Oxford University, Anderson launched more than 100 successful magazines and websites before turning his attention to TED, which he and his nonprofit organization acquired in 2001. His TED mantra — “ideas worth spreading” — continues to blossom on an international scale. He lives in New York City.



May 6, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Illinois Science Council


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Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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