Chris Anderson, Head of TED | How To Academy


Mon, 26 February 2024

6:45 pm - 8:00 pm GMT

Chris Anderson, Head of TED

Live on Stage in London

Chris Anderson grew TED from an industry conference into a global phenomenon. He joins us with a playbook for leaving the world a better place than we found it.

As head of TED, Chris Anderson has had a ringside view of the world’s most significant thinkers across every imaginable discipline. Yet a single theme stood out to him as the essential connecting thread: generosity.

It may seem simple, but generosity has played a key role in building the tools, knowledge and institutions that have allowed civilisation to flourish. Now, in our unsettled modern word, beset by disruption and division, Anderson believes our collective future depends on this vital human trait.

In this exclusive live talk, Chris will demonstrate how the same technologies that have been a catalyst for negative energy can be turned into an exponential force for good – to create chain reactions of generous behaviour. Whether giving gifts of money, time, talent, connection or kindness, he believes that each of us can harness the power of the internet to have a transformative impact on the world.

If you’ve ever dreamed of making an impact and not known where to start, don’t miss this masterful guide to fulfilling your potential from one of the world’s most distinguished thought leaders.

Praise for Chris Anderson’s Infectious Generosity:

‘A beautiful book – lucid, warm, intelligent, and persuasive.’ – Steven Pinker, author and Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

‘Profound and compelling. This book is a masterpiece, and an important one. I want everyone I know to read this – and everyone I don’t know, too.’ – Andrew Solomon, National Book Award-winning author

‘I flew through these pages with an increasing sense of joy, and was left inspired and hopeful. I hope millions read this book.’ – Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love

‘This book is the first page-turner ever written about human generosity. Truly inspiring! It will change the way you see the world around you.’ – Elizabeth Dunn, social psychologist and expert on the science of happiness

‘The book is truly excellent. Concise and profound. It’s going to have a big impact on the key issue of our times.’ – Alain de Botton, author and philosopher

‘Infectious generosity has the potential to spread far and wide, and radically change the world.’ – Rutger Bregman, bestselling author of Humankind

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Chris Anderson

Head of TED

After a career in journalism and publishing, Chris Anderson became the curator of the TED Conference in 2001 and has developed it as a global platform for identifying and disseminating ideas worth spreading. His TED mantra – ‘ideas worth spreading’ – continues to blossom on an international scale, with more than one billion TED Talks viewed annually. He lives in New York City and London.