Hi, we're Jacob and Camille, and we're nerds. Big nerds. Like every night we discuss CNN Money or the Wall Street Journal nerds. Engineer, teacher, people a little too obsessed with current events, you get the picture. We both like to learn. We both liked being students. We both like continuing to learn. And thus we sometimes engage in somewhat nerdy activities. We think we just may have found one that is less nerdy and more hipster academic and the idea for a unique date that pretty much ANYONE can duplicate was born.
Have you heard of TED? If you haven't, you should really check it out! The premise is "Ideas Worth Spreading." New insights, research, theories, and lessons are shared as speakers are given 18 minutes (or less) to give the talk of their lives on any given subject they claim to be an expert in with an idea worth spreading. You can find anything, seriously. Interested in food? Jamie Oliver is just one of hundreds with new ideas on food. Interested in Antarctica? OK Go's Viral Videos?? Pop Culture? Happiness? Dreams? Love? Education? Yeah hopefully you're understanding that there is a profound lecture on pretty much any topic you can think of! And it's all online for free! Camille was first introduced in an MBA class about a random idea. In a leadership class a lesson on rethinking companies was discussed after watching a very inspirational movie on classical music. Check it out HERE!
Amazing stuff! It was shared with her fiance at the time, and the love of these talks grew. So much of it is life-changing material that will make you think in new ways. How amazing is that? Best of all, it's free and anyone can do it from their living room!
But WAIT, it gets way cooler than that!
There is something called TEDx. These are TED inspired events organized in each state and dare we say most countries. At the events at least one formal TED talk is watched, typically given by someone famous or some expert. Also, some local experts or experts who travel to speak will share their ideas in a talk format, which is filmed and linked to the website. We were pretty excited to one day discover there are several chapters in our state, we found our local chapter, and register for an event the same week!
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