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.
Dave Meslin claims voter apathy is not about laziness or being selfish. It is a systemic web of obstacles placed before us that discourages political action.
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.
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.
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.
When our goals are to persuade, frustration surfaces in the form of hyperbole and presumption about the motivations and expectations of others. Elizabeth Lesser’s solution is to take those people to lunch.