Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn will join the inaugural gathering of the TED Future Forum at TED’s annual global climate conference, TED Countdown, taking place in Detroit July 11-14.
Ford is one of 13 founding companies launching the TED Future Forum, which is focused on the role of business in accelerating solutions to the climate crisis.
The 2023 TED Countdown Summit will convene 700 leaders from the science, activism, innovation, business, finance, policy, and philanthropic sectors at the Michigan Central innovation hub funded by Ford and the historic Fillmore Detroit.
The summit will include TED Talks that highlight real-world solutions at scale; breakthrough sessions designed to explore tools and partnerships; and immersive offsite experiences with local innovators to see how the city at the heart of the American auto industry is building an inclusive, sustainable future.
Ted Future Forum Founding companies will work to identify critical business-focused initiatives where stakeholders can work together to accelerate climate progress. As the work of the forum progresses, TED will tell transformational stories of both successes and challenges at events and via TED platforms, with the goal of inspiring businesses across the economy to action.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Countdown and the TED Future Forum to Detroit, where Ford is working to build the future of manufacturing and to revolutionize the way people move and connect,” says Cynthia Williams, global director of sustainability, homologation, and compliance at Ford.
Details on the upcoming TED Countdown and Launch of the TED Future Forum can be found here.
To learn more about TED Countdown, visit countdown.ted.com. To learn more about the Detroit Summit, visit here.