Thoughts On TED’s Expansion : Cash In, Ideas Out?
I had an email exchange with TED’s PR over the weekend. They were sending me details of a new membership to TED that allowed 10 friends to watch videos of 2009’s TED live. This follows the $4,000 ticket simulacast at Palm Springs – the idea there is that you get to hobnob with the rest of the B-listers while you watch where the action’s at in Long Beach.
The contents of the Press Release included:
In an exciting new chapter of TED’s ongoing mission to share “Ideas Worth Spreading,” organizers of the TED Conference today announced the launch of a new Associate Membership program. It will offer a virtual front row seat to the whole TED2009 conference via a private live web stream.