Holy schlamolies. It happened.
I have previously submitted proposals to speak at TEDx events in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, and Kalamazoo. Every time, I have been told there was a large volume of great ideas, and my proposal happened not to be selected.
Fifth time was the charm. My presentation proposal has been accepted for the TEDx Worthington event on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The event will take place at the McConnell Arts Center at Worthington High School. The theme for the event is “Resolve”.
As I prepare for this event, I thought I would put together a list of my ten favorite TED/TEDx talks, to remind me of what I like most about the format and give me some pointers on what I can do with my 12-15 minutes.
ten eleven twelve favorite TED/TEDx talks (in alphabetical order by the speaker’s last name):
- Chris Bugaj – Disability-led innovations for the masses
- Kevin Carroll – A ball can change the world
- Torrie Dunlap – Isn’t it a pity? The real problem with special needs
- Charles Hazelwood – Trusting the ensemble
- Tim Harris – What Is Important Is Love
- Dave Isay – Everyone around you has a story the world needs to hear
- Dan Meyer – Math class needs a makeover
- Rita Pierson – Every student needs a champion
- Sir Ken Robinson – Do schools kill creativity?
- Todd Rose – The myth of average
- Simon Sinek – Start with why
- Tom Wujec – Build a tower, build a dream