Dave Chetcuti

Open call for speaker nominations TEDxBRC 2013

Dear Member of the Burning Man Community –

Welcome and thank you for submitting your talk for consideration at the 2013 TEDxBlackRockCity hosted by Play)A(Skool. We are very eager to review your information as we curate these important talks this year.

The theme of our talks is “Paradigm|Shift” — your talk should highlight that shift —- What do you have to share that is groundbreaking, thought-provoking, interesting, funny and most importantly IDEA SHIFTING?

Your talk should be no more than 15 minutes.

Our format is very simple — you, a dome and a bunch of people interesting in what you have to say or do. Anything from the abstract and esoteric to the very practical and concrete — we want to provide a platform for you to GIVE BACK to the community.

In 2013, Play)A(Skool has joined forces with several other camps including IDEATE, each dedicated to the new “Learning Center” on the playa where we will host the TEDx talks this year. In addition, we will be broadcasting your talk LIVE to all of Black Rock City through our radio station on Playa.

If you have an “Idea in Worth Spreading” that you would like to SHARE, please fill in this form, and submit to us.

What is it like planning a TEDx at BlackRockCity? “Like nothing else”

In April 2012, Klaudia Oliver, Steve Brown and I were all invited to attend the TEDxSummit in Doha, Qatar — a weeklong event exclusively for TEDx organizers. Hosted by the Doha Film Institute, the inaugural event gathered TEDx organizers from around the world for workshops, talks and cultural activities.  750 people from all walks of life converged in the Middle East to share their stories, experiences and ideas from their own TEDx programs — but when we introduced ourselves and said, “Black Rock City” ears perked up.

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A glimpse of last years TEDxBRC

Here’s a glimpse of TEDxBRC 2011 with Kate Raudenbush.

Kate Raudenbush is a New York City-based artist who creates social commentary through sculpture using themes and symbolism from history and mythology, geometry and architecture. She utilizes welded and laser-cut metal, acrylic, mirror, glass and light to form enveloping allegorical environments in an effort to shape an awareness of our changing earth and evolving humanity.

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