It may take some time before in person TED talks continue seriously, but you will soon get an alternative. The Verge notes that TED had reached an agreement to offer Clubhouse exclusive audio conversations. The first, weekly series Turn off thank you, is presented on the platform on July 12 at 11:00 a.m. East.
The arrangement allows TED to sell ads and sponsorships for its conversations. The clubhouse will also not take part. It’s not clear whether chats will be available as podcasts or other on-demand recordings, though it won’t be surprising if there’s a way to listen later.
TED already has a successful podcast business, with over 1.65 million episode downloads per day.
This is a logical arrangement for the Clubhouse, where some of the more philosophical conversations have already been compared to TED’s conversations. It is also a shrewd move to keep the Clubhouse relevant in a highly competitive environment. Clubhouse’s NFL contract lost part of the thunder in the light of the league Twitter Spaces Conversations. The TED Pact regains some of that ground, even if the audience isn’t completely stuck with it for American football.
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