Attention, TED obsessives. The conference that started out as a cult event but has exploded into a global phenomenon is relocating next year.
After years of being held in Long Beach, the main TED conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada, in 2014. TED organizers announced the move in a blog post Tuesday.
"We have absolutely loved the past five years there, but as TED has crossed major milestones — our billionth video view last fall and our 6,000th TEDx event last month — we feel ready for a new adventure. Our staff is pumped for TED2013, our grand finale year in Long Beach, and are thrilled to be able to go exploring in 2014," organizers wrote.
TED, which once stood for Technology, Entertainment and Design, began in 1984 and was held in Monterey, Calif., for many years before moving to Long Beach for the last five years.