Lord Sacks to address TED conference

Lord Sacks to address TED conference

Emeritus Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks will speak alongside the likes of Serena Williams and David Miliband

Justin Cohen is the News Editor at the Jewish News

Former chief rabbi Lord Sacks
Former chief rabbi Lord Sacks

Lord Sacks will address the prestigious TED conference next month alongside the likes of David Miliband and Serena Williams.

‘The Future You’ conference, attended by more than 1,000 people in Vancouver, will explore how the world will connect and interact and how we will collectively thrive in a changing world.

Cinemas around the world will show two sessions of TED2017. One of these is the opening session on 24 April that will feature Emeritus Chief Rabbi Sacks’ talk.

As well as former foreign secretary David Miliband and tennis ace Serena Williams, speakers at the five –day event will include entrepreneur Elon Musk, grandmaster Garry Kasparov and economist Dan Ariely.

Rabbi Sacks said: “It is a humbling honour to be invited to deliver a talk at TED2017, having admired and been inspired by its work for so many years. Throughout our history, Jews have stood for the power of ideas rather than the idea of power, and TED is a powerhouse of ideas. In the short term, power is a zero sum game. The more I share, the less I have.

“However knowledge, insight and teaching are non-zero. The more I share, the more I have. The more I teach, the more I learn. I am thoroughly looking forward to the opportunity not just to teach others at TED2017, but to learn much from them as well about the most pressing issues of our age

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