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Should TED drop the price of attending their events?

I have been on TED for about 6 months now and I would love to attend an event, but the price seems steep to me. I know there is overhead involved with pulling these things together, but the price seems out of reach for most people. The last time I looked, a conference was $7,500 and a conference via satellite was $2,500. I'm not bashing, but is there another model that would allow more people to go to an event for less money? Any thoughts?

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    Dec 30 2012: Ted doesn't pay the speakers a fee, that time is donated.
    • Dec 31 2012: I have no idea what the structure of the whole TED entity is. I just know that $7,500 to attend any conference is a lot of money and $2,500 to go and watch it via large screen seems like even more money. When you add in travel costs, it could be too much for a lot of people.
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        Dec 31 2012: Sorry Dan i did not realize you were relatively new to the site, my apologies but you can always count on Fritzie to help steer you towards any links relative to your Q.

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