CHRIS ANDERSON is Curator of the TED Conferences. The son of British missionaries, he was raised in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan before British 'public' school and an Oxford degree in Philosophy. A brief career in journalism, coupled with a passion for technology, inspired his launch in 1985 of Future Publishing, a computer magazine company based in the UK that eventually spread to the US (Imagine Media, Business 2.0), and now employs approximately 1000 people working on more than 100 magazines.
Curator, TED conferences, TED Talks
In November of 2000, Anderson left Future to concentrate on the work of his non-profit foundation, The Sapling Foundation, dedicated to effect change by leveraging the power of ideas via technology, education, smart design and mass media. The TED Conference (TED stands for Technology, Entertainment Design) is now owned by the foundation.