Saturday I had the privilege of attending the 2011 TEDxAustin. If you have watched any of the TED talks online you know how inspiring they can be and getting to see them delivered live, in front of a crowd of 600 people, was outstanding.
After the talks, it was very interesting to speak to people at the event to hear what impacted them the most and what was a miss. Everyone I spoke with had a different perspective on what moved them and why. It was also fascinating to hear them build on the story with their own experiences and data.
Needless to say, I left the conference with my head spinning with ideas. Lots more to come but in the meantime, here are a few of my favorite quotes from the session that I hope will help inspire:
My Top 10 Quotes from TEDxAustin:
Businesses with short term-itist don’t last – Sunny Vanderbeck
Just because it has not been proven dangerous doesn’t mean it’s safe – Robyn O’Brien
Are you running with joy? – Gilbert Tuhabonye
We don’t all share a past but we all share a future – Sylvia Acevedo
Energy – It’s who we are, who we will be as people – Gregory Kallengerg
There is salvation in words – Joaquin Zihuatanejo
May your greatest longing be met by your greatest gift – Flint Sparks
From the rain’s drop view, there is no Cloud – Gary Thompson
Ask not if it’s a good or bad map but what was the process for creating and the purpose – Peter Hall
To the blind, everything is the sudden- Dr. Lionel Tiger