Wednesday, February 06, 2013

TED2014: moves to Vancouver

TED2014: The Next Chapter | Our home in Vancouver:

Good move. Vancouver is infinitely more inspirational than Long Beach could ever be. TED continues to surprise.

But this contrasts markedly with their TEDx scheme, which seems to be wildly out of control. Not messy as TED has described the TED brand- just chaotic.

TEDx looks like the Rotary Club on steroids. Because it is totally dependent on volunteers, it is unsustainable without totally compromising to the corporates. 127 TEDx events took place in 44 countries in the last month. Quantity does not equal quality. It will eventually collapse under its own weight of "me-toos". So what's next?

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