Remember me posting about TEDxCLE: The Maker Class? Well I didn’t get tickets and was totally bumming. But due to the fact that I have an awesome job and awesome coworkers, I was able to go to my first TEDxCLE and support some awesome, inspiring Cleveland peeps.
First off, hats off to shark&minnow on a job well done. Great speakers and great venue.
Quick wrap-up on some of my favorite:
From NASA: Tom Benson. Here’s what I loved – he talked about being a creative person and he’s not in the “typical” creative field. His ten characteristics of being a creative person: expertise, enviornment, timing, synthesis, ah-ha, guts, persistent, luck, interests, muse. A great reminder to all of us – creative field or not – you are going to encounter resistance. It’s all about being persistent though.
My most favorite – Dar Caldwell. I love people with great big ideas that most of us would never even dream of and definitely would never have the balls to follow through with. I love the passion and I love the love for the city of Cleveland and entrepreneurs that our city has. And we have some amazing ones. Valerie Mayen. Chris Hodgeson. As a community – what can we do to help these people who are willing to take a risk and do something completely different.
Another favorite: Mort Epstein. If you’ve been in the city of Cleveland anytime in the last oh, 30 years, you’ve seen some of Mort’s artwork. It’s innovative, colorful and creative. As a girl who loves design, it was so awesome to hear his stories behind the art.
It was pretty much a fabulous Friday last Friday thanks to this event. Be sure to keep your eyes open for some of the talks when they go online.
how do you get tickets to TED??? I want to go!!!
My employer is a sponsor of TEDxCLE.