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TEDWomen Launches: New Conference To Focus On Innovation By Women And Girls

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TED, in partnership with The Paley Center for Media, has announced that it will be hosting a two-day conference this December called TEDWomen focusing on innovation and ideas by women and girls worldwide.

"The cross-disciplinary, cross-generational program will focus on how women think and work, communicate and collaborate, learn and lead--what this means and why it matters to all of us," TEDWomen explains on its website. "Speakers from around the globe--from anthropologists to artists, scientists to soldiers, bankers to builders, farmers to futurists--will share their ideas in the classic TED format, creating a program that surprises and inspires. The event will convene an international audience of men and women."

Speakers at the first-ever TEDWomen will include a teen filmmaker, a physician who "discovered the life-saving importance of treating men and women differently," an explorer working to save endangered cultures, and more.

TEDWomen will take place in Washington, D.C. on December 7 and 8, 2010. Registration information is available here. It can be tough to get a spot at TED conferences, and those interested in TEDWomen are "encouraged to hold their own independently organized TEDx event in conjunction with TEDWomen."

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