This TED conference was an exhilarating exercise in thinking differently -- asking new questions, hearing answers to questions you didn't know you had, exploring new possibilities. That is what innovation is all about.
There are epic, inspiring experiences of always bold, sometimes outrageous, entrepreneurs in remote and difficult places throughout the world, and these are stories optimally shared across many platforms.
In 1995, I was heading up the documentary division of Turner Broadcasting. One of the docs that I commissioned and executive produced was nominated for an Oscar and I attended with Hank Aaron and his wife...
I believe these are among the best interviews I've ever done -- personal, engaging, surprising, emotional, entertaining, and each with the amazing finale of my dear friends' readings, songs, and performances.
In the face of violence, and the anemic response from too many governments, new visionaries are stepping forward to seek a more peaceful way. Dr. Edit Schlaffer, the founder of Women without Borders, is one of them.
When it was announced that the TED enterprise -- which features global conferences with idea innovators and change agents -- was gearing up to present a TEDwomen conference, there was immediate push back.