Throwing ideas out there, I’m sure this has been mentioned before. Check out TED’s speaker nomination FAQ:
At TED, we search year-round for speakers who will inform and inspire, surprise and delight. Our presenters run the world’s most admired companies and design its best-loved products; they invent world-changing devices and create ground-breaking media. TED also seeks out emerging artists, scientists and thinkers, introducing them to the TED community well before they hit the mainstream.
This is pretty much just a “@jakey, will you do a TED talk” thread
I also remember something about a BBC documentary ಠ_ರೃ