On Sunday, October 10 (10/10/10), I attended the TEDxDirigo event at the Frontier Cafe in Brunswick. It was intense and overwhelming in the best possible way. I left inspired personally and inspired about Maine and everything that is going on here. For a list of the speakers you can check out the TEDxDirigo website, and soon they'll post the talks as well and you can watch them. And I encourage you to. Because they are about Maine, and the future, and creativity, and inspiration, and technology.
And if you are not familiar with the TED lectures, do yourself a favor and go to their website to take in some of the great talks they have posted. The likes of Malcolm Gladwell and JK Rowling, as well as leaders in tech, dance, music - you name it.
So the talks were great, the Frontier Cafe was the perfect venue, and the food was top-notch as well. Dolcelinos was there to offer us ice cream sandwiches at lunch and the Gelato Fiasco provided amazingly delicious ice cream after dinner.
This leads to the TEDxDirigo blog which has links to all of the non-maine TED talks that we watched. My favorites were the brainwave one and the dance troup.
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