Head of Conferences, TED
As an experienced executive leader with a demonstrated history of working in the media, events and publishing industry, Monique Ruff-Bell has over 20 years’ experience within brand leadership, marketing, and events. As Head of Conferences for TED, she leads a dynamic team in the managing, planning and execution of TED’s flagship global conferences, TED Member events and virtual events. This includes product strategy, innovation of attendee experience, creative marketing techniques that draw in a diverse and curious community, as well as work with creatives and visionaries to dream up and enact revolutionary ways of gathering that push the boundaries of experiential events. She is also a member of TED’s executive leadership team. Her former roles have included leading one the largest Fintech shows in the USA as Vice President for Money20/20 USA. Her role encompassed setting the show vision and strategy with the Global President, plan execution, P&L management and sales & marketing support and performance. Monique is also a public speaker, podcast host and mentor based out of the New York City Metro Area in which her speaking engagements include strategy and business development for revenue generating events, career sponsor and mentorship, and ways to become a successful leader.