TEDxSanAntonio has extended the deadline for speaker applications for the October 12, 2013 event. The new deadline is July 15. Why the Extension? “Two new media partners stepped forward this week with offers to get the word out to new segments of the San Antonio community,” said Rebecca Helterbrand, chair of the TEDxSanAntonio programming committee. “These new sponsors can help us reach folks who may not yet realize
We’re accepting speaker applications and nominations for TEDxSanAntonio 2013 through Tuesday, July 1. Who do you know with a compelling idea and story to share? Here’s a heartfelt appeal from author Chimamanda Adichie for us to stay open to multiple stories. Via Kate Hayward’s Thinkubator blog post, The Danger of a Single Story.
Welcome guest blogger Vanessa Rogers. Rogers, after getting a Communication Studies degree from the University of Texas at Austin, spent three years teaching English in Chile and South Korea after a study abroad program in Italy stirred her wanderlust. She is currently studying in an international MBA program at UTSA to expand her skillset and to one day own her own business. I heard about TedxSanAntonio through the
Gordon Hartman, founder of Gordon Hartman Homes, sold his construction company in 2005. Instead of squandering his wealth or investing back into the business arena, that he was familiar with, he BOLDLY decided to spend the second half of his life improving the community. In April 2010, after many years of preparation, he opened the doors to Morgan’s Wonderland! This park was inspired by his daughter and was created f
TEDxSanAntonio 2011 is moving full steam ahead to deliver a rockstar line up of speakers October 15 at the Stieren Auditorium, on the campus of Trinity University. Attendees will take in a variety of compelling talks: Tales of escape from the killing fields of Cambodia The beat of Tejano music and the soul of Xicano One leader’s drive to change the lives of disadvantaged women, one business outfit at a time Add
Michael B. Maine “The first follower is what transforms a loan nut into a leader.” -Derek Sivers The video below is of a Derek Sivers’ presentation at TED. He speaks about the important of the first leader. We often talk about leadership, but often forget about the importance of followers. Sometimes it’s more courageous to be the first follower than the first leader. Watch more thought provoking videos and engage in
Never Again In 1994 over one million men, women, and children died in the Rwandan Genocide. Two weeks into this mass atrocity a journalist, aware of the slaughter, called congress woman Patricia Schroeder. The journalist asked Schroeder point blank, why is our country not responding to this travesty? Why is this not on the front page of the New York Times? Schroeder responded honestly, “I have had over 100 phones
Often when we look for speakers at TEDxSanAntonio people feel they don’t have a story to share. But sometimes something you have a passion about becomes that idea worth sharing. In an inspiring talk at TEDxMaastricht, Dave deBronkart shared his experiences as an “e-Patient” and how his discovery of his own terminal cancer led to a journey to find a cure among fellow patients online. That experience
Last year at TEDxSanAntonio our audience was treated to a new technology that allows paraplegics the ability to walk once again through bionic technology. Eythor Bender and his company, Berkeley Bionics, demonstrated this amazing achievement as Amanda Boxtell, an ardent athlete and paraplegic, walk across the stage of the Stieren Theater through the assistance of eLegs. Hardly a person in the audience kept their emo
Our fabulous 2010 speakers got together last week to get focused and inspired for their talks. TEDxSanAntonio Organizer and San Antonio Business Journal projects editor Donna Tuttle captured them in this short video. For more information, visit http://tedxsanantonio.com Our special thanks to KSAT Senior Producer Brett Baker, @BigRedinTejas, for producing the video from Donna’s amateur footage.