TED curator Chris Anderson exlains why the conference is moving to Vancouver
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is moving to Vancouver in 2014.
A lot of people are very excited, despite the event’s US$7,500 ticket price meaning it’s unlikely that everyone will take the time to fill out the application form that gives you a shot at just maybe being allowed to attend.
On March 6, TED curator Chris Anderson explained why the conference is relocating north of the border, sort of.
“I’m supposed to answer the question, ‘Why Vancouver?’” he told reporters at the Vancouver Convention Centre, where TED will be held. “It is not just the beauty of this place….We chose it because this is such an inspiring environment. Nature inspires. And this place really, truly, is amazing.”
“It’s because there are very, very few places—we certainly didn’t find any other—that have this kind of spectacular beauty right next to these gorgeous hotels that are just one little short street away….It’s really special. It’s really unusual. That’s part of it.”
“This city’s reputation speaks for itself. It is truly one of the world’s great cities, not just because of its beauty, but because it is walkable and forward thinking, bursting with innovation. And there is this commitment to really try and figure out sustainability….There are so many ways in which the values of this city connect, beautifully, right into the bloodstream of people at TED.”
Plus having Whistler up the road didn’t hurt.
So, ah, TED likes things that are pretty.
You can listen to the rest of Anderson's remarks here:
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