TED Reveals Speaker Lineup for 30th Anniversary Conference in Vancouver

TED2014 has revealed the speaker lineup for its 30th anniversary conference, which takes place in March.

The event, dubbed “The Next Chapter” of TED, will be held in Canada for the first time ever—Vancouver, specifically.

“The speaker lineup is, in a word, thrilling,” say event organizers. “Speakers will touch on topics ranging from technology, entertainment, design and education to climate change, architecture, music, physics, parenting, typography, fireflies and the Golden Gate Bridge.”

“Randall Munroe of xkcd will talk about his passion for What If questions; Yoruba Richen will talk about the fastest-moving social justice campaign in history; Wendy Chung will offer a scholarly overview of what we know right now about autism; and Chris Hadfield of NASA will put down his guitar long enough to talk to us about life in space—and back on earth,” says TED.

Canadians will certainly be excited to hear from Hadfield, who has represented Canada well during his time in space and now is a professor of aviation at the University of Waterloo. Other speakers include architects, jugglers, plasma physicists, and even a cruciverbalist.

Check out the full list of speakers here.