Letter: Elitist Tedx fails to involve community
I have a real problem with the way the TedxNorthAdams conference intentionally self selects its audience from a very limited and elite pool. (The conference was held on Feb. 2.)
First off the tickets at $45 each are out of reach for a large portion of the population of North Adams. Roughly 60 percent of our population at or below poverty levels. Second, it has a very select limited attendance which leaves most of our community out. Third, I don't recall even hearing the 2019 conference was happening until glowing coverage showed up in our local "journalistic" outlets after the fact — but I'm sure that was just coincidence.
For a conference that was supposedly about community I find it odd that the community was intentionally left out, but that is usually the way with neoliberal busybodies.
From my window, TedxNorth Adams is nothing more than elitist backslapping.
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