Yesterday I attended the TEDx conference held in Baltimore. First of all, a HUGE round of applause for the army of volunteers that put the conference together. The organization of the conference was largely crowdsourced, and they did a fantastic job. A special "thank you" to Dave Troy for being the chief cat-herder, and more broadly for his overall contribution to connecting the creative community of Baltimore.
The conference was inspirational and thought-provoking, to say the least. Videos of the conference are available at http://tedxmidatlantic.com/live, and I understand they will be put onto the Global TED site eventually.
For those not familiar with TED:
TED conferences bring together the world’s leading thinkers and doers for a series of talks, presentations and performances. TED celebrates the convergence of Technology, Entertainment, and Design. TED events have been called “The ultimate brain spa,” “Davos for optimists” and “A journey into the future, in the company of those creating it.”
I felt honored to be there, and especially enjoyed the opportunity to meet a whole bunch of interesting and interested people. I look forward to keeping up with my new friends.
So, without further delay, and in no particular order, here is a quick summary of my seven favorite talks: