Michael B. Maine Can we encourage positive behavior by making things fun? The folks over at The Fun Theory do. They held a competition inviting people to provide ideas on how to make everyday tasks such as throwing away trash, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and recycling more fun. They simply ask the qustion, “Can fun change behavior for the better?” Here are some of their submissions.
Lauren Bleser We don’t have all the answers on our own. We don’t possess all the skills necessary to get the job done. Collaboration is one of the greatest keys to success. We gain a fresh perspective when we work with others, learn from them, communicate and clarify our own goals, and get feedback. When we are connected with people within our field or someone who has a contrasting or supporting role, we are sure to
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
We all know kids are curious. But somewhere along life’s path a lot of people lose that curiosity, letting the routine of life sap their inquisitiveness. At age 30, I still haven’t lost my curiosity. I love to learn, inquire, and grow. I don’t want to be the same person today I was yesterday, a week ago, or last year. So, I don’t think someone like me can stay away from a TEDx event for too long. TED has exposed me t
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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Milikien, 210.829.1953 email@example.com San Antonio, TX (July 20, 2011) – Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. when some of the city’s greatest minds will converge on a single stage. The independently organi
Last year’s TEDxSanAntonio couldn’t have happened if it weren’t for the great volunteers we had. We’re looking for dedicated individuals to help make TEDxSanAntonio 2011 even better than last year. We need people with great organizational skills, attention to detail, and a variety of marketing, technical, and fund raising experience. If you’re interested in helping us out, fill out this
OCTOBER 15, 2011 – You laughed. You cried. Your brain hurt. Ready to go again? Last year in October, we held the city’s first all-day TEDx event on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 at the Trinity University Jane and Arthur Stieren Theater. Sixteen local and national thought leaders gave the speech of their lives around the theme “Planting new ideas.” We’re at it again! Trinity University has agre