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TED turns 30 with new chapter of 'ideas worth spreading'

Published on Mar 22, 2014 4:46 PM
 
People arrive at Technology Entertainment Design (TED) gathering on March 20, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. TED turns 30 years old with a mind-sizzling mix of intrigue, wonder and passion in the renowned gathering's new home in Canada. -- PHOTO: AFP 

VANCOUVER (AFP) - TED turns 30 years old with a mind-sizzling mix of intrigue, wonder and passion in the renowned gathering's new home in Canada.

A conference born in California in 1984 that grew into a global forum for heady "ideas worth spreading" ended on Friday after gazing thoughtfully at the past and looking optimistically ahead.

"The platform has gotten more interesting to more people," Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) curator Chris Anderson said.

"We are planning on taking every opportunity to go deeper into issues; to present a core idea and add to it with ways to get involved."

 
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