I’ve had a busy morning. I’ve taken the road less traveled, tackled my to-do list with a machete, narrowly escaped the deathly mortal jaws of the lava monster living in my kitchen, and evicted all negathoughts living in my head.
I’m not crazy; these are the side effects of attending TEDxDetroit last Wednesday.
The idea behind TED started in Long Beach, California with the intention of bringing together people from the worlds of Technology, Entertainment, and Design to share their ideas worth spreading. Originally, the only way to experience TED was attending the exclusive California event, but that changed when the organization released videos online, launching a global phenomenon.
The power of the TED concept is obvious. TED devotees realize knowledge is connected and when people from different realms of knowledge share their ideas, powerful and positive change occurs.
The newest addendum to the TED family is TEDx, a string of independently organized events occurring anywhere enterprising individuals are willing to organize an event. When Charlie Wollborg, Founding Partner of Curve Detroit, heard the news, he jumped on the opportunity to host an event that brought the area’s leading creators, catalysts, entrepreneurs, artists, technologists, designers, scientists, thinkers, and doers together to discuss positive ideas for the world from Detroit.
Not just positive ideas—positive ideas worth spreading. And on October 21, that is exactly what happened. Continue reading