President Coleman delivered the closing speech at the 25th annual TED Conference in February, anchoring a lineup that included Al Gore, Bill Gates, Oliver Sacks, and Herbie Hancock.
"A truly brilliant talk," wrote one attendee on the website. "For me personally, one of the best I've seen here at TED."
TED brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, challenging them to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Collectively, past TED speakers have won every major prize awarded for excellence, including the Nobel, Pritzker, Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, Tony, and MacArthur "genius" grant. They include President Bill Clinton, primatologist Jane Goodall, author Michael Pollan '76, musician Paul Simon, cellist Yo Yo Ma, and many others.
Read more about President Coleman's speech here.