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TEDGlobal 2010 Focuses on the Good News

The TEDGlobal 2010 conference is underway in the city of Oxford. This year’s theme… And Now the Good News.

I admire the positive direction TED has taken at their conference this year, because we have been bogged down with the never-ending “headlines of the political, economic and environmental woes facing the planet”. We sometimes forget about the great achievements happening every day by the most amazing people. It is time to focus on the good news.

For the next four days, attendees will listen to TED’s famous, inspirational 18-minute talks and participate in TED University where they will share their expertise and experience on topics such as “How men create their spaces” and “Why companies should give away shares.”

Some of this year’s speakers include activist and singer-songwriter, Annie Lennox (pictured above); founder of Transparency International, Peter Elgen; editorial cartoonist, Patrick Chappatte; and diplomat, Joseph Nye.

Nic Marks is also speaking at TED. He is a bona fide Happiness Researcher. My question is… how do I get that job?

For the full program guide, visit TEDGlobal 2010 and follow @TEDNews on Twitter.

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Written by Cindy Hoots

With more than 10 years experience working for a major Fortune 500 company, Cindy specializes in socially and environmentally responsible business strategies. She has developed successful corporate communications and stakeholder engagement strategies on contentious sustainability issues and has worked with a number of NGOs and activist organizations on how to effectively partner with multinational companies. Cindy frequently writes about topics ranging from what is corporate social responsibility to sustainable supply chain and measuring a company's environmental impact. She believes business plays a vital role in the health of our communities and our planet.

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