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Should TED presenters be 'asked' (read: required) to participate in TED Conversations, in regards to their talk, for a minimum of 2 weeks?
TED is a phenomenal venue. Many presenters are experts in their field. TED provides them with a public platform to express their perspective - I believe at no charge. Expenses are covered by the conference participant fees - if I am correct. Should there be a 'question and answer' period for the TED population who have no access, nor can afford, to attend events? 'Conversations' would seem to be the logical place. If presenters were required to participate in TED conversations as a condition of presenting, then the whole TED community could have the opportunity to get clarification, ask specific questions, and generally participate in a global exchange. It's a win-win-win. TED wins by having exemplary presentations where all interested parties can participate directly. The presenter wins because they get to clarify points to the audience, and their audience effectively expands, TED participants win because they can ask questions directly and/or have access to a foremost expert in a field of their choosing.