A few top-tier idea conferences recently wrapped up: Picnic 08 in Amsterdam, Idea Festival in Louisville, and BIF-4 in Providence. Unfortunately I couldn’t attend this year but fortunately there are enough articles, videos, and firsthand dispatches floating around the net to experience vicariously through.… more
Back at the beginning of the year I posted a list of over two dozen idea conferences taking place in 2008 all around the world. A true test of one’s frequent flyer miles! Fortunately, several of these conferences now post many of their presentations online for free.
There’s of course the TED Talks. This is an exceptional library of top thinkers discussing important and new ideas. So many to view, but may I recommend starting with Sir Ken Robinson‘s brilliant review of creativity in schools, Lost creator J.J. Abrams‘s talk about “the mystery box”, or James Howard Kunstler‘s rant against suburbia.… more