Laura Galloway

Former Head of Media Relations for the TED Conferences

Laura Galloway is a communications expert responsible for helping to grow TED into a global phenomenon through external media relations efforts, and has advised numerous thought leaders and institutions on how to grow ideas in the world.

Laura Galloway helps leading organizations and individuals in the global ideas economy create lasting impact and visibility for their ideas. Her clients have included the TED Conferences, The Economist Group, The University of Southern California, the Tallberg Foundation, Architecture for Humanity and numerous others in the worlds of science, technology, design, business innovation and social entrepreneurship.

From 2006-2011, Laura served as Head of Media Relations for the TED Conferences. During her tenure at TED, Laura developed and managed external media for all of the organizations programs, including conferences in the United States, the United Kingdom, Africa and India. She oversaw media launches of the online TED Talks, The Open Translation Program, and for the launch of TEDx and TEDxChange, held in partnership with the Gates Foundation. She also initiated and managed content partnerships with several broadcast and publishing outlets, including CNN, The Huffington Post and ABC News.

A journalist by training, Laura began her career at The Los Angeles Times. She reported and wrote for the newspapers Metro, National and View sections, and was part of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize-winning team for staff coverage of the Los Angeles riots.

Laura divides her time between New York and Northern Norway. She is a past board member of Project H Humanitarian Design and the Respect Institute. She holds a degree in International Political Science from the University of Southern California.

Laura Galloway talks about Creativity, Communications, Idea Transfer, Business Growth, Thought Leadership, How ideas become movements and agents for change.

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