While some of new crop related TEDx conference around the world are streaming their events free and live, the main TED conferences will continue to presented first and exclusively for the conference audience and not streamed live.

In our conversation with Chris Anderson, the “Curator” and head of the big global not-for-profit, he explained the downside in live streaming event, not just losing the degree of exclusivity for attendees, but limiting the impact of the presenters.

Not going live, would appear to make strategic business sense: From the TED conferences are culled hundreds of stage presentations, the eighteen-minute “Talks.”  They are edited and published as part of an ongoing, highly successful online video web series. 

This the third and final interview we have published with Anderson.

Andy Plesser