Ideas for Future Events

On Wednesday August 4, 2010 a group of 39 TEDxers enjoyed an evening of Creativity. Prior to the presentation we had an amazing hour of music from Patrick’s Band.

Following the TED Talks we broke into seven groups and brainstormed ideas for future TEDxManhattanBeach events. I have named the groups after colors for reasons that are unknown. I have listed the ideas (based on the notes that were given to me) and linked to TED Talks, YouTube and Wikipedia on the subjects when I found a video or article that appealed to me (in other words no real science). If you have suggestions for links or articles please add a comment or send an email with a link to the TED Talk, other video or article.

I am really excited about all the ideas and we will use these ideas to build our future sessions – thank you everyone.

Here is the summary of the brainstorming session.

Group Blue
Garment Industry and Fashion
Education
Transportation
Eating Locally and the Slow Food Movement

Group Red
Monkey Moms (women with per chimpanzees at pets)
The Illuminati / Bilderberg Group
Cutting Edge Trends in Technology – e.g. payments using cell phones
Obesity – Why is it an epidemic?
Haiti Update
Community Volunteers
Promoting Safe Driving
Nanotechnology

Group Yellow
How we learn
Love – the power and science of love
Power of Music
Intelligent Naivete

Group Green
Harmony – How do people of diversity find this?
Families
Homelessness
Motel Kids

Group Purple
Design like you give a damn
Sustainability
Education and Teaching
Cancer and medical breakthroughs
Micro Lending
New Frontier Exploration
Rebuilding Communications

Group Brown
Positive Technology
Social Networking, Isolation and the Impact on Values
Online Games
Entertainment
Dreams
Ethics
Elvis
Reduction in Life Expectancy
Sex
God versus Science
Slow Food

Group Orange
Communications in the Future – What does that look like?
Growing Up Digital – Lack of one-on-one communications
Bite-Size Servings of Personal Interaction and how that is affecting our culture
Out Sourcing the Education of Math’s and Science

Which Suggestions Should We Select?
For the next social on Wednesday August 25, 2010 we will be focused on the ideas that could help us in Community Design. This incorporates the theme ideas from above of transportation, education, slow food, obesity, families, isolation, community and perhaps some more.

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