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Sartaj Anand

Founder, Egomonk , Melton Foundation

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What is the 1 Question you'd ask or Idea you'd share with the TED Team ?

Imagine you have complete access to some of the best speakers in the world, TED Fellows, the TED Team and a bunch of the most talented TEDx organizers on the planet. Now imagine all of this happening in Doha, Qatar on 16th April, 2012.

I'm fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend the TEDxSummit in Doha and now I ask you to share with me a question or an idea which needs to be heard.

I'll try my very best to ask/share it with them :)

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  • Mar 27 2012: How can you make TED events more accessible? The videos on the site are great, but being at an event is always better. So when a conference cost $7,500 to attend, is there a way to make it more accessible to more people?
    • Mar 27 2012: isn't the magic of TED that it's not easily accessible?
      • Mar 27 2012: The magic is the ideas being shared. I'm not saying to change the speakers or anything like that, but if you shut out people that might have good ideas but not that kind of money I think we lose something as well.
        • Mar 27 2012: The speakers don't have to pay they are invited....
          Maybe it would be an idea to let TED give out a few free entries into a converence on universities. Where the uni can than give this to an outstanding student or something like that. But other than that I don't see what other filter you can use. Many people think they have great ideas but just very few do... and the ones that do are wealthy enough to go to a converence. The ones that think they do however.... well they should be held as far away from these converences as possible ;)
      • Mar 28 2012: I just found this site, so I think I misunderstood the conferences. I would like to rephrase my question. How do we get more people tied into this information available on this site and the many conferences and events? We need this information able to be disseminated to the pubic in a way to build public support.
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          Apr 2 2012: ted say my information is invalid and vague. but there is a number of the community that would like to talk about relationships to tell thier story. the most important thing is these people really want to talk about something important to them as someone else would benifit from it iether if editors or administrators dont as i have just had my beginning of a story removed. i only want to reach out and find some people interested to write or find new stories to tell!!! !!!!! D
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          Apr 2 2012: I find this statement incredibly self-serving,and pompous.

          But other than that I don't see what other filter you can use. Many people think they have great ideas but just very few do... and the ones that do are wealthy enough to go to a converence. The ones that think they do however.... well they should be held as far away from these converences as possible ;)

          what you Must remember is that you would exclude Albert Einstein early in his career, Steve Job, Bill Gates and Michael Dell, if they were young also. and What a shame it would have been if those voices were silenced because they did not have 7500.00
    • Apr 2 2012: How about summaries instead. A relaxing sense of privacy encourages growth during certain stages. There's always Science and Technology News magazines and websites.

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