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How I Attended a TED Conference for Free

I love TED talks. I’ve spent countless hours watching hundreds of them online.

A TED conference was coming to a nearby city. I wanted to attend. As it turns out, membership is required to attend the conference. Standard Membership is $10,000.

Photo by Teemu Paananen on Unsplash

I couldn’t afford a membership, but a few weeks later, I found a job listing by TED as a speaker support team member during the…



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Malachi Diaz

Journalist and traveler with an ever-growing list of hobbies and interests (including list-making). More at