The first TED conference in Vancouver, BC, gets the nod and among the scheduled speakers is Twitter Director Del Harvey. She is the Director of Security at the large social media platform. This is the first time the 4-day TED conference will come to Vancouver, Canada. The synonym TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design.
More about Del Harvey at Twitter
Del Harvey is a recognized speaker who is integral to the “Trust & Safety” section at Twitter. She deals with issues involving account activity, spam, user abuse and other related areas. She began with the large company in 2008, according to GeekWire.
Harvey is not new to the public speaking world or to TED. In October 2013, she spoke at the TED BCG series about issues and principles surrounding the protection of privacy at Twitter. This particular talk was held in San Francisco.
More about the TED Vancouver conference
The TED conference in Vancouver will feature 53 speakers in total and run from March 17 to 21. It takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, moving from its usual place in Long Beach.
Other scheduled speakers besides Del Harvey of Twitter include humanitarians Melinda and Bill Gates, astronaut Chris Hadfield, singer and activist Sting and UNICEF’s Sarah Jones.
TED background information
TED is well known for motivating and spreading knowledge as speakers take stages around the world to speak about notable ideas and trends. The series began in 1984 and had previously included such notable speakers as Larry Page of Google fame, Jane Goodall and Al Gore. The TED conference, which is usually held in Long Beach, happens in Vancouver, BC this year.
The TED 4-day conference in Vancouver is sure to bring media attention to the city as well as extra visitors. Del Harvey’s speech will broadcast online as part of the series, for anyone who does not attend the Conference Centre to see her in person.