The much-discussed TED Conference is making its base in Vancouver and at higher altitudes in Whistler for 2014 and 2015. BCBusiness magazine (pure coincidence, the recent spate of stories) is devoting its entire February issue to the inaugural, made-in-BC TED conference which starts in March. The magazine wangled exclusive access and filmed all of it for its iPad edition. Plus it got a one-on-one with Chris Anderson, the somewhat elusive TED founder.
"To quote our tech columnist Robert Lewis,[said Tom Gierasimczuk as editor -- before it was announced that Matt O'Grady was coming back] 'TED isn’t going to compare to, say, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. But it also won’t saddle the city with debt, inflate real estate prices and annoy businesses whose storefronts become inaccessible during, either. Without causing a ruckus, TED will help solidify Vancouver’s newly forming reputation as a real, hard-working city capable of punching above its weight.' ”
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