Idea: TED-style presentations for and by the people.
Synopsis: I love TED.
No, not the movie.
There we go.
I had an idea not to long ago about starting a group through meetups.com. The purpose of this group would be for people to share ideas or projects on which they’re working. I believe one doesn’t have to be an industry expert to share ideas. You don’t need to be accomplished. You don’t need tons of accolades and awards. You just need a unique perspective. That said, I’d love to start a riff on TED Talks, but on a smaller scale. I’d make some minor differences.
- The end of the talk is open to questions from the audience. I like this idea because interaction can lead to new ideas.
- Live cast with Google Hangouts. I think this is a way to continue encouraging interaction as questions can be taken from there live as well.
- Speaker curation is performed by staff as well as public voting. Maybe submissions are done via YouTube, maybe not. But the interaction theme continues here with this one.
Other Thoughts: This isn’t much of a money making idea, so keeping this going may have to depend on donations in some way. Still, this is one of the first ideas I’m posting on here that I plan on pursuing myself. If someone else is already doing it or eventually does it, more power to you! I think it’s a noble pursuit.
Or maybe not. It’s just an idea.
Peace out, party people.
Previously: 100 Days/100 Ideas: #3 – The iVatar