LONG BEACH — Bono, a world-wide activist for social justice and lead singer of U2, will headline the TED 2013 Conference next month in Long Beach.
The nonprofit event, devoted to "ideas worth spreading," was started in 1984 as a conference to bring together people from technology, entertainment and design.
Two annual conferences in Long Beach and Palm Springs are held each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK is held each summer.
This year's theme, "The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered." will bring in several teenage inventors and entrepreneurs, an undercover journalist and a yo-yo master.
Speakers will address subjects such as science, business, the arts and global issues. Over the four-day event, 50 speakers will each take an 18-minute slot to share their ideas and thoughts.
The event will also include be several shorter presentations, including music, performance and comedy.
The conference is Feb. 25 to March 1 at the Long Beach Terrace Theater, 300 E Ocean Blvd.
For a complete list of the event line up, go to ted.com.