TED staying in Vancouver for 2015 conference

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      Vancouver's TED2015 conference is a little over a year away. (TED2014 begins in two and a half weeks.)

      TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) has posted information about next year's flagship conference on its website. The theme will be "Truth and Dare".

      The price of attendance is going up, from US$7,500 for TED2014 to US$8,500 for TED2015.

      According to the TED site, TED2015 just may be the "most provocative, invigorating, mind-shifting TED yet". The site states:

      In our fast-changing world, a reliable grasp on the truth is hard to come by. Take the following widely held beliefs. True or false?

      — The news is bad.
      — Nature is good.
      — Technology is no fun any more.
      — Growing inequality is inevitable.
      — Privacy matters more than transparency.
      — Our kids will be worse off than we are.
      — We've lost the battle against Big Brother.
      — Physics is becoming incomprehensible.
      — We've left it too late to prevent a climate crisis.
      — The political right has run out of decent ideas.
      — Robots will destroy more jobs than they create.
      — The genomics revolution arrived too late to help me.

      In 2015, we'll be questioning every one of these statements -- and many more -- in search of deeper truth, richer understanding, better questions. We will find the minds best capable of reframing our most familiar beliefs and concerns ... and leave time in the program to challenge them in turn, to test their logic, to dig deeper.

      As in 2014, TEDActive 2015 will take place in Whistler. The price for the satellite conference is also rising, from US$3,750 to US$4,250.

      Both TED2015 and TEDActive 2015 are scheduled for March 16 to 20, 2015.