Some encouragement to come “play” at TEDxGreenville March 22 Your invitation comes courtesy of Interactive Team member, Tanya Thompson. We believe she’s excited about this year’s event.
A few years ago, 2010 to be exact, I recall being at work and watching my twitter feed blow up duringTEDxGreenville. I remember feeling like all the cool, smart kids were having this amazing experience and feeling left out of the fun and conversation. I vowed not to miss another one again. Then 2011 rolled around and I was out of town, flew back just in time to experience Xperience, the fun-filled laser lit after party. Finally, 2012 was my year!
Personally experiencing a TEDx event is an exciting, liberating and motivating day! You get to meet some of the smartest, coolest people around doing some amazing things or they have this idea that you really can get behind. It’s a day chock full of “WOW” moments. You are forced to ‘blow up’ your boundaries and consider, without limitation, what is possible.
This year, I was fortunate to get the opportunity to support a working team creating the interactive exhibits. Clearly, I’m not an artist and I’m certainly not a technical expert, so this was quite the challenge. Through design thinking and some cool techniques, it’s been such a blast to see this team create what will surely be a memorable and fun part of TEDxGreenville this year.
Technology. Entertainment. Design. Ideas worth spreading. These are the things that change our world and inspire us to right the wrongs, fix the unfixable and do the undoable.
During one of my MBA classes this past year with Dr. Aleda Roth, Advanced Supply Chain Management, after 15 weeks of seeing what is so wrong with the world from the great pacific garbage patch and the dye in our jeans that is polluting the earth to the GMO corn and food supply issues, as a class we felt bewildered and asked her ‘who is fixing these things’ and she looked us in the eye and said ‘that’s your job.’
The community and thinking required to solve these types of problems is the kind of community and thinking that is found at TED and TEDx. You don’t want to miss this.