If you aren’t familiar with TED and you are getting tired of the usual YouTube fare, Google the acronym and settle back to be amazed and amused. The TED format places an expert in front of an alert audience for a fifteen minute talk. Remember the best lecturer you had at school? Imagine that TED has the clout to pull the best of these speakers from all over the world. Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking were just two of the guys in this crowd.

TED has been running for a long time: its top 100 speeches have had over 1 billion hits.

And now the organization is picking up and moving from California to B.C. This is a big deal. Read the attached news article:

http://www.canada.com/sports/Vancouver+host+giant+technology+conference+starting+next+year/7915686/story.html

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