If someone presents at a TED conference, they should hold an open TED conversation for 30 days after it becomes available to the community.
TED is a most excellent venue for both the TED community and the presenters. The presenters get unparralled exposure and the community gets quality presentations. TED's stated mission is 'ideas worth sharing'. A one-time recorded explanation can be considered 'sharing', but any good trainer/presenter knows that the audience cannot get good retention from hearing/seeing a new idea alone. The best way is through participation. Mutual exchange between the presenter and those interested in the subject breeds clarity, detailed understanding, and increased interest. The presenter also gets feedback as to what are the points actually retained from the presentation - not necessarily what was intended. As a community member, I would like the opportunity to have a 'TED conversational exchange' with TED presenters and get their direct feedback to my interpretations and inquiries. Who knows where it could lead? What do you say?