So earlier in the week I put up a bunch of videos from the TED talks and Matthew Putman (one of my readers) took the time to point out how large TED has become and how expensive it all is now. Personally, I cannot spend 10k on a conference. I hope to be there someday, but as of now, that's off the table.
So then I remembered a conversation with a producer by the name of Ryan Bogner who writes regularly for this awesome blog. Ryan made the suggestion for an arts based version of the TED talks, which got the wheels turning and things clicked in to place during my walk this morning.
So here's the deal:
Some time in the fall I will rent a modest sized space for the entire day and evening and will present the first ever SAM (Smart Arts Manifestos) conference on any arts topic you like. You can find a link to the submission form here. Next month I will be contacting those selected to speak and the event will be FREE so that you can save that spare 10k you have lying around :)
I hope you'll consider submitting and pass this on to your friends and an extra special thanks to Matt and Ryan for helping snap this in to focus.