TEDx: Big Brains Meet Barcamps

March 6, 2010
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Readers of this blog who may also know me “IRL” (in real life ) are aware that I’ve been a passionate and vigorous advocate of  the international “barcamp” movement – i.e., self-organized groups of professionals, students and others who meet (usually on weekends) on their own time and dime to brainstorm, share vital knowledge and frequently organize a specific course of collective action for the greater social good, making optimal use social tools and technologies.

Some of the folks I’m privileged to call friends and colleagues within the   open government, patient-centered healthcare and emergency preparedness communities have organized some of the most successful and visible of these initiatives, notably the civic hacking initiatives for Haitian and Chilean relief launched by Crisis Camp/Crisis Commons.

This weekend, however, will see the newest of the offshoot TEDx conferences, independently-organized regional conferences licensed by the original TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) events, notable for bringing the world’s most best  thinkers and doers together.

From the TEDxNYED website, which will focus specifically on education: 

 

Examining the role

Readers of this blog who may also know me “IRL” (in real life ) are aware that I’ve been a passionate and vigorous advocate of  the international “barcamp” movement – i.e., self-organized groups of professionals, students and others who meet (usually on weekends) on their own time and dime to brainstorm, share vital knowledge and frequently organize a specific course of collective action for the greater social good, making optimal use social tools and technologies.

Some of the folks I’m privileged to call friends and colleagues within the   open government, patient-centered healthcare and emergency preparedness communities have organized some of the most successful and visible of these initiatives, notably the civic hacking initiatives for Haitian and Chilean relief launched by Crisis Camp/Crisis Commons.

This weekend, however, the newest of the offshoot TEDx conferences, independently-organized regional conferences licensed by the original TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) events, notable for bringing the world’s most best  thinkers and doers together.

From the TEDxNYED website, which will focus specifically on education: 

Examining the role of new media and technology in shaping the future of education

TEDxNYED, an all-day conference examining the role of new media and technology in shaping the future of education, will take place in New York City on Saturday, March 6, 2010 and will be webcast live here at tedxnyed.com, allowing viewers around the world to join and engage in these ideas worth spreading.

TEDxNYED is operating under license from TED, organizers of the immensely popular TED Conference, an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx, a program of local, organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. ted.com/tedx.

TEDxNYED is independently organized by New York educators. At TEDxNYED, TED Talk videos and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connections. TEDxNYED presenters have been invited to share their insights and inspire conversations about the future of education. Attendees of the conference will participate via networking sessions where they will educate one another and, in the spirit of TED, help spread these ideas.

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