The content and sense of community generated by TEDxBloomington exceeded all expectations. The interaction with the national organization, however, made for a bittersweet experience. Future TEDx events need to better integrate with the ecosystem of local events.
The Wisdom of Play is a suite of community engagement activities taking place in May 2011. We are trying to raise at least $2000 to cover the material costs using Kickstarter.
On April 6th, the Bloomington Geek Dinner attendees will hear an Indianapolis band, Five Year Mission, whose goal is to write an original song for every Star Trek episode.
One perk from planning TEDx Bloomington was a live stream from Day Two of the TED 2011 conference in California. Among the two sessions I watched, Salman Khan shined brightest.
To stare or not to stare. That is the question for the next time Meg Ryan walks into the same room.
Conversations will take three forms (Questions, Ideas, and Debates) and have the option to be tied to up to 10 video talks. The posts will also include an important setting: a time limit.
For a local newspaper like the Herald-Times, financial sustainability has to be one of the big goals that their policies and actions must support. I suspect that isn’t their only goal.