By RACHAELA VAN BOREK
It’s official. After 30 years of spreading worthy ideas, the monumentally popular Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference known as TED is leaving its California base and coming to Vancouver. The main event is being hosted at the city’s exceptionally sustainable convention centre from Mar. 17 to 21, with a live simulcast feeding to Whistler’s TEDActive Conference. The five-day retreat themed “The Next Chapter” is expected to bring thousands of ingenious thinkers to the downtown core. Ticket or no ticket, visitors can expect some compelling seaside conversation.