Nuria Zuazo Posted 11 months ago What happens after a TED or TEDx conference? I've always seen TED as a place to learn about new ideas and get inspiration. And I think that's a lot. By inspiring people, they see that they can make small changes in their lifes and these changes can make a whole difference in the lifes of others... Changes doesn't happen overnight. It takes patience and care to get the right results... but it is even better if people choose to do those changes by themselves and not because a ramdon law ask them to do it. I can understand that you want to see those changes happening now, today but... Is it the political way the paht to follow? Endless discussions between party 1, 2 and 3 till they create a law that satisfies their own agendas? I don't trust politicians. They're jus necessary evil because a country needs to have a general manager, as any other company, to keep it running. But every single politician thinks about one thing. And what about forcing people to act because a law? Is that the right path? Shouldn't people be encouraged instead of forced? And lats, but not least... are the solutions/ideas exposed by TED Talkers (or any discussion group created during the breaks) the right ones? why? Any of these talkers are by far much more knowledgeable and smarter than I am but that doesn't mean that I have to hold on their ideas as the only possible truth. The greatness of TED is that it makes me think but it doesn't make any decissions for me. Yet, if you do want to check if that synergy created really gets to something, maybe you should do a follow up. Let's say that you propose a 30-day experiment to those who go to a live event. Ask them to participate, write their names on the list so you can contact them to know the results, and ask them to come to this web page and share those results, if not with everyone at least with TED itself. That could be a way to know if these ideas do something or not.