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TEDActive Whistler tickets $3,750

Main conference in Vancouver is $7,500



Tickets for the TED Conference in Vancouver and simulcast TEDActive Conference in Whistler in March 2014 aren't cheap, with registration costs of $7,500 for Vancouver and $3,750 for Whistler confirmed last week.

According to the website,, the 2013 TEDActive conference in Palm Springs, California is just $2,500. Given the fact that Canadian and U.S. dollars are almost at par, the 30th anniversary TEDActive Conference in Whistler is 50 per cent more expensive than this year's event.

The price for the main conference in 2013 is the same.

The registration price includes the five-day conference, dozens of speaker, workshops, social events and more, plus a membership in TED that provides access to TED's archives.

Despite the cost of entry, TED events attract some of the greatest thinkers of our time and generally do sell out.