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The TED Conference has selected PR Newswire as its communications partner to help disseminate information on TED's global events and raise awareness among new audiences around the world.

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"PR Newswire has provided TED with unparalleled client service and best-in-industry news distribution, multimedia, video and photo services," said Ronda Camegie, TED Partnership Director. "We're pleased to be working with PR Newswire on future initiatives."

Utilizing PR Newswire's vast global distribution network and multimedia news release (MNR) platform, TED will regularly disseminate breaking news, multimedia and video content on upcoming events or post-events, and display photos on the Reuters Sign in Times Square (provided through a partnership with Times Square2, a Thomson Reuters alliance) and the Fashion Show Mall sign on the Las Vegas strip.

TED will also have access to PR Newswire's industry-leading communications tools such as its expert network, online media and blogger targeting database, and monitoring and measurement services. Additionally, PR Newswire will provide specialized communications packages for TED's partners and affiliated sponsors.

"We are thrilled that TED has chosen PR Newswire to drive further interest in its initiatives," said Susan McPherson, vice president, Global Events, PR Newswire. "TED's decision to formalize our partnership in this way is a true testament to the work we've done together for the past few years."

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PR Newswire is the global leader in innovative communications and marketing services, enabling organizations to connect and engage with their target audiences worldwide.

Through its multi-channel distribution network, audience intelligence, targeting, and measurement services, PR Newswire helps corporations and organizations conduct rich, timely and dynamic dialogues with the media, consumers, policymakers, investors and the general public, in support of building brands, generating awareness, impacting public policy, driving sales, and raising capital.

Pioneering the commercial news distribution industry 55 years ago, PR Newswire connects customers with audiences in more than 170 countries and in over 40 languages through an unparalleled network of offices in 16 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and via unique affiliations with the leading news agencies across the globe. PR Newswire is a subsidiary of United Business Media Limited (UBM.L), a leading global business media company that serves professional commercial communities around the world. For more information, go to

About TED

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then, its scope has broadened to include science, business, the arts, and the global issues facing our world. The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives -- in 18 minutes. Attendees have called it "the ultimate brain spa" and "a four-day journey into the future." The diverse audience -- CEOs, scientists, creatives, and philanthropists -- is as remarkable as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck, Isabel Allende and Bono.

TED was first held in Monterey, California, in 1984. In 2001, Chris Anderson's Sapling Foundation acquired TED from its founder, Richard Saul Wurman. In recent years, TED has expanded to include international conferences, the TED Prize and the free availability of TED talks at

TEDGlobal 2009, "The Substance of Things Not Seen," will be held July 21-24, 2009, in Oxford, UK; visit TEDIndia will be held in Mysore, India, November 1-4, 2009; visit TED2010, "What the World Needs Now," will be held February 9-13, 2010, in Long Beach, California, with a simulcast event in Palm Springs, California; visit For details on all upcoming conferences and events, visit

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