From Feb. 28 to Mar. 2, each of the 12 sessions of the legendary TED conference held annually in Long Beach, California, will be broadcast live in Moscow at MOD Design, a platform for contemporary design and innovation located in the center of town.
Among other features, the TED 2012 Full Spectrum event will include a four-day stage program featuring 18-minute talks, plus music, comedy, dance, short talks, video and other surprises.
“We’re in the midst of a dramatic reinvention of the ancient art of the spoken word,” the TED conference organizers say. “At TED2012 Full Spectrum we plan to celebrate this phenomenon and nudge it a further step forward. Full Spectrum is a term we’ve adapted to mean the rich use of multiple technologies, formats and approaches for the most powerful possible impact on an audience.”
According to GreenfieldProject, a Russian startup network which is organizing the broadcast, “Not only will the event provide participants with a forum for contact with the world’s brightest brains, it will be an opportunity for some useful networking and socializing.”
Due to the time difference between Moscow and California, the broadcast will take place during the night. It will start on Feb. 28 at 10:30 pm Moscow time and continue on Feb. 29, Mar. 1 and Mar. 2 at 8:00, 10:30 and 8:00 pm respectively. It will end at 6:45 am for the first three nights and at 12:45 am on March 3.
- Attendance fee
Tickets are 300 rubles (approx. $10 US) – or more, as a voluntary contribution – which is well below the $7,500 paid by those who will attend the event physically, Greenfield indicated.
MODDesign Center, Malyi Konyushkovsky pereulok 2. Nearest metro station: Barrikadnaya.
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