Pluggd.in is irked by the high cost (in Indian standard) of registration of the TED India conference and compared that one can buy a Tata Nano car with the same amount. The blog adds: “There are ‘Ideas worth spreading’, but there are ‘people worth knowing/interacting whose ideas are worth spreading’” who will be deterred.
One of the best blog post headlines ever.
To address the issue:
There will actually be three price points for TEDIndia, some of which might leave room to still purchase a car.
$2000+$400 4 days housing (full price)
$1000+$400 4 days housing (NGO price, applications opening in April)
$0 plus 0 housing for 100 TEDIndia Fellows. (Applications open April 20th)
To get $0 pass to TED India conference, send in your applications to ‘fellows AT ted DOT com’.
Apply soon. TEDIndia Fellows applications close June 15th. All the information is available at http://www.ted.com/fellows.
Watch past TED Fellows share the experiences – http://www.ted.com/pages/view/id/304
We look forward to hearing from you!