TEDxSanAntonio 2012 speakers stood proud in front of a stunning, innovative set design. And there’s an interesting story behind it. Lake Flato Architects are TED and TEDx fans, and they volunteered to design the set for the 2012 event. The design was not only a visually impressive backdrop, but, like Lake Flato architecture projects, is creative in meaningful, purposeful ways. The firm excels at sustainable building
Perhaps one of the greatest things about TED is it’s ability to introduce you to remarkable individuals; Individuals who possess an innate ability to make the world’s most immense ideas seem so natural & simple. TED has this natural energy that effortlessly identifies & gathers the few who have never been limited by the popular expectations of society, whose ideas always come from places that many
Michael B. Maine Media Justice League showed this video to conclude a media literacy course we taught at the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV). I don’t want to spoil the presentation, but listen to the message Porter sends to both men and women. Pay special attention to the audience’s reactions during the talk. Tell us what you think in the comments below.
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
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.
TEDxSanAntonio rocked! We had great speakers, great Talks and great attendees. Everyone could find something that sparked them. On October 16 the international experiment known as TEDx was about a year and a quarter old. TEDxOmaha, TEDxSMU and others were held on October 16. So, we were not alone on that day. And we have joined an international community. Take a look at this video produced by lara Stein, TEDx Licensi
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.
The organizing committee of TEDx San Antonio had our meeting this morning, and we refocused on our overall mission. We want our minds and hearts open to new ideas, new possibilities, and to have the chance to contribute. Specifically, we are working to: Create a TEDx San Antonio community where we can gather to share ideas and be inspired. Spread awareness of the “brain candy” that is TED. Add San Antonio
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