TEDx comes to Indianapolis on Oct. 26
You'll hear about big ideas, participate in interactive experiences and leave energized after a day of dialogue on the challenges, innovations and future of Design Learning. Eighteen thought leaders will deliver powerful presentations during the one-day conference organized by Big Car, the International School of Indiana and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The title sponsor is Central Indiana Community Foundation.
Tickets for TEDxIndianapolis are $75 and include lunch, coffee, refreshments and other gifts. Buy your tickets here.
Presenters are: Javier Barrera, Media Strategist, Consultant, Tremobilorcas, Indianapolis; Tim Carter, Director, Center for Urban Ecology, Butler University; Jeffrey Cufaude, Principal, Idea Architects, Indianapolis; Dionne Custer, Educator, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; Lori Desautels, University Supervisor for the Indianapolis Teaching Fellows and Teach for America programs at Marian University; Olon Dotson, Armonics, and Assistant Professor, Architecture, Ball State University; David Garner, Head of School, International School of Indiana; John Green, best-selling author; Michael Idinopulos General Manager and Chief Customer Officer, Social Text, Palo Alto; Trung Le, Principal, Cannon Design, Chicago; John Nash, Director, dLab, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Educational Leadership, University of Kentucky; Sami Nerenberg, Director of Operations, Segal Design Institute, Northwestern; David Schalliol, Photographer, Sociologist, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago; Ena Shelley, Dean, College of Education, Butler University; Scott Stulen Curator of Public Practice, The Walker Art Center.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California in 1990, TED has grown to support world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers to speak for a maximum 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. As one of many TED programs, TEDx offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world.
Drop by Service Center!
Service Center for Culture and Community is open Wednesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for co-working, perusing the library, using the computer lab with free wi-fi, and participating in creative projects like Square Share.
Check out this excellent national coverage in The Atlantic Cities here. See detailed coverage of Big Car and Service Center in the Indianapolis Business Journal here. Also read an excellent story from the Central Indiana Community Foundation about Service Center and Big Car here and another by Indiana Humanities here.
Want to get involved at Service Center?
We welcome your time, effort and suggestions for things that should happen at Service Center. Really, it is there for you. Just send us an email by clicking the contact button above to let us know what you'd like to do or what you'd hope to see happen. Also, everybody is welcome for our weekly brainstorming meetings at 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Service Center -- 3819 Lafayette Rd. in front of Shopper's World and across from Arby's.
Big Car: Creativity, Culture and Community from Big Car on Vimeo.
Saying YES to fun in our public spaces
Big Car is excited to help invigorate our public spaces: parks, city squares, the Canal, The Cultural Trail, White River State Park. This is a big part of our focus this summer and going forward. With the help of people like you in April, we raised more than $5,000 to land a long-term home for our Department of Yes engagement-based public programming effort. Now we're working to raise $20,000 over the course of this year for the program.
Want to know more about Big Car?
In 2012 Big Car is busy with several citywide efforts including organizing TEDxIndianapolis and participating in projects like Reconnecting to Our Waterways and the White River Festival in September.
Check out pictures of what we've been up to here.