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17. October 2008 12:45 by scott in   //  Tags:   //   Comments (4)

I have been piddling around with an idea for the past few weeks along with all my other ideas.  Today I met with one of my old bosses at Florida Tech about the idea. She works in the program development part of the school.  Its almost like the R&D department for events at FIT.  We discussed bringing an idea like TED's to the South-East corner of the states.  TED's is creative commons which allows it to be done anywhere with the name of TED's.  I like this fact because it allows us to have the name behind the same caliber of information given. 

We made a small timeline to shoot for March after or before spring break.  This will give us plenty of time to plan and make ready one of the best conferences for one of the best innovative organizations on this planet. I personally think, if done right this could be turned into something amazing!

For all that don't know what TED is, here is a brief synopsis:

TED - TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds.

TED conferences include about 50 speakers world wide to come and express ideas that they have.  These ideas are here to help the world on a small and large scale.  Most ideas at TED have helped the human race as a whole and have brought together innovators from around the world.  These innovators then speak for no longer than 18 minutes.  They talk on what ever they have focused on in life.  They then could win scholarships to help with their ideas and network with CEO's of companies along with other various people.  This conference is top notch and you have the ability to learn so much in a very small amount of time.  It adds the ability to collaborate with thinkers and doers in the world in which they now communicate with each other.

The conference is what I will try to bring to the South East.  I hope to write more on this later.  I will try to keep my progress updated regularly.

Scott.

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Comments (4) -

Eduardo
Eduardo
10/19/2008 5:38:44 PM #

I just began a search on topics related to TED because I'm planning to develop a Brazilian version of TED. That's how I found your blog.Good luck with your project.

The major problems I'm foreseeing here are the website technology - mainly the price - and sponsorship. But, as you, I believe that "spreading ideas" is an ideal that must grow.

Best regards,

Eduardo

cheetahtech
cheetahtech
10/20/2008 6:25:25 AM #

@Eduardo

I am not looking at any website technologies first off.  If this thing happens to grow larger, then I will start to think more about websites, but not until it grows.

Eduardo
Eduardo
10/20/2008 6:30:57 AM #

Maybe it's really a better way to begin. Surely less expensive.
Let's share thoughs and results.

cheetahtech
cheetahtech
10/23/2008 2:34:18 PM #

@Eduardo,

I sure hope your paying attention to my posts.