TED 2010 (Long Beach) : What the world needs now

Combining disciplines to create new life supporting art.

Sarah Jane Pell

TED2010 Fellow

The TED Fellows program brings outstanding individuals who have shown unusual accomplishment, exceptional courage and moral imagination into the TED community. Designed to bring together young world-changers and trailblazers who have shown unusual accomplishment and exceptional courage, the TED2010 Fellows reflect both geographic and discipline diversity. From Israel to Brazil to Malaysia, these innovators excel in the technology, entertainment, design, science, film, art, music, entrepreneurship and nonprofit worlds. The group includes filmmakers, engineers, artists, scientists and musicians. In addition to participating as full members of the TED2010 conference audience, each TED Fellow participates in a two-day pre-conference, where they receive world-class communication training, deliver a short TEDTalk, and collaborate with their peers, among other benefits. The Fellows also participate in the TED community throughout the next year, by telling their ongoing stories on the TED Fellows blog, being featured in the online Fellows directory and participating in a private social network. I am extremely grateful. The experience has been invaluable!

Meeting Sylvia Earle - my ultimate "TED moment"

  • "Sarah, 3 minutes after you met her Deepness, the subsea Goddess, I ran into you. You look like you had either been blessed by the Dalai Lama, or taken a straight shot of heroin. You were visibly staggering, overwhelmed and overcome..." - Michael Potter @orphansofapollo @TED
  • "Meeting my heroine Sylvia Earle was indeed both a blessing and a bolt of lightening experience in one...Thanks to Steve Beshara and glad you were there Michael" - Sarah Jane Pell @aquabatics @TED
  • "Sarah Jane, I am honored and grateful that I was there with you to provide the introduction. I felt like I was connecting one generation of ocean blue greatness to the next. If you recall, Sylvia was very delighted to meet you too. I had a sense that you appreciating her and her achievements made her feel her career more worthwhile. You have the torch now. :)" - Steve Beshara @stevebeshara @TED
  • TED2010 was held at Long Beach Performing Arts Centre, CA. 22 FEB 2010

    The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. See https://ted.com/fellows

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