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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.

Stephen Brooks – On building Intentional Communities

If you don’t like the way things are…. Start a town.

It sometime seems as if things are grim and change could just never come about in the places where we live. With extreme divide in our government, a broken food system and environmental degradation continuously getting worse, what can we possibly do to change things? I say, start an ecological community with all of your favorite people in the most ideal climate where conscious choice and intentional design are integral to your decision making. I will guide you on my journey in Costa Rica in creating community on a crystal clear river with deep pools where dripping fruit trees line the roads and neighbors care about each other and are dedicated to improving our world.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and

* The video featured above was from 2013 TEDxBRC. We look forward to seeing you this year at:

TEDxBRC 2015

Wednesday, September 2 at 1:00pm – 5:00pm in PDT

(Play)A(Skool, 10:00 and Ersatz)

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