There is a huge back story that I'm not allowed to discuss, but I was "banned for life from TED" ten years ago…. and it's still the only tech event I've never attended.
Instead I just lobby crash and go to the Edge Dinner.
I will be crashing TED on Thursday and hosting the first TED POKER game at 10:30PM Thursday night at a secret location. Bring at least two large. 🙂