Michael conceived and produced one of TED’s most emblematic events: the 2016 gathering of hundreds of accomplished individuals who have been awarded funding and promotion to pursue their arts and sciences as TED fellows.  A week-long event with dozens of diverse presentations — dance, music, demonstration, lecture and more — staged in a state-of-the-art venue, Michael not only produced and directed the main stage; he also put together and oversaw the team that managed all other aspects of the event.