A nomadic filmmaker, a datacaster and a pair of favela painters: A sneak peek of the speakers at TEDGlobal 2014

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TEDGlobal 2014 is venturing “South!” In October, we’ll gather in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for a five-day conference that will flip your thinking on innovation, problem-solving and, well, the world. Today, we’re revealing the first 40 speakers who’ll appear on the TEDGlobal stage. (Which, by the way, is being built on Copacabana Beach). They range from a “satellite datacaster to a “nomadic filmmaker,” each bringing with them fresh ideas that the world needs to hear.

See the full speaker list and find out how to apply for TEDGlobal 2014 »

Below, a taste of a few of the speakers we in the office are looking forward to.

Hass&Hahn-Image-(cleared) Dre Urhahn and Jeroen Koolhass, the Dutch artists better known as Haas&Hahn, turn Rio’s favelas into public art.

Jimmy-Nelson-Gauchos-(cleared) Jimmy Nelson photographs indigenous peoples—like the Gauchos of Argentina—to illuminate their unique ways of life.

Wendy Freedman is building the Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile. With greater resolution than any telescope ever built, it will answer many questions about our universe. Wendy Freedman is building the Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile. With greater resolution than any…

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