Live Blog from TEDx San Antonio
I’m at TEDx San Antonio for a full day of bold ideas. I’ll be live blogging the day to help provide a journal of the fun. Already met a lot of cool people so far.
Lyda Arevalo-Flechas talks about “All Alzheimer’s Caregivers Are Not Created Equal”
Shari Albright says that global competency includes investigating the world. Albirght adds global competency should include ability to recognize and weigh perspectives, communicate effectively and take action.
Shari Albright is talking about global competency as a key need for students today.
Shari Albright (@sharialbright) talks about “Bridging the Relevance Gap”
Branco Ponomariov talks to us about “Rethinking Nuclear Energy for Sustainable Economic Development”
Darryl Byrd (@dbyrd190647) talks about SA 2020 and the goals and progress that the community wants. Tells everyone to quit being just an “aimless volunteer” and to align with things you really want to see changed. Expect a return on that investment.
Kathy Swanson (@SAMarketer) “The “x” apparently stands for bacteria porn” Molly Cox http://instagram.com/p/Qu7i3iRly7/
The Molly Cox is waking the audience up with some great humor, mentioning this is EDx SAn Antonio. The technology seems to be missing. GREAT!
Today’s TEDx San Antonio will end with a really exciting ending with the audience getting a “bang” out of the experience.
We should be coming back from the lunch break with more exciting TEDx San Antonio talks. So far there have been some very good ideas. Lots of great conversations at the break about the talks. That’s half of the fun of a TEDx San Antonio day.
Paul Johnson says trees are connected to everything. We need to do three things: preserve, plant, and protect. He now gives each person in the crowd a tree to plant. Now teaching tree tai chi.
@rayseggern says the world frames our expectations whether we like it our not. This is what’s expected of us. He says we can use the power of words to change those expectations.
@rayseggern provides some examples of how he helps reframes people’s expectations. Power of words and sound of human voice.
From SMCSA on Klose’s talk – “Being small, multiplying fast & sharing genes is key to success of bacteria. They live in a gated community inside of our bodies.”
Klose mentions the “funeral ground” where bacteria #1 dies and bacteria #2 picks up those genes from #1. Sharing of genes. This is how the capabilities bacteria spread through various strains. Using some VERY humorous techniques of explaining such as “making whoopie.”
Dr. Klose says we are probably more bacteria than human. Kind of interesting. Bacteria can live in so many different environments such as extreme hot and cold.
Dr. Karl Klose is now talking about “Rise of the Superbug: Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria.”
@GagePaine asks the big thought is “can you practice silence at home and in the community so the words spoken are truly understood.”
Gage Paine suggests that what if we asked people to be silent in between speakers at a town hall meeting and reflect. She suggests using a talking stick in meetings to help create silence between speakers.
Paine asks when we have silence in our lives, mentioning that we often jump in the car and turn on the radio.
Gage Paine taking us on a lesson in “The Sound of Silence,” taking the audience through a few moments of silence to start the presentation.
Jennifer Navarrete (@epodcaster) says about Harris’ talk “In my mind, good architecture makes you feel that you are part of nature yet still safe and secure in your home.”
From SMCSA at TEDx San Antonio “More people are living in nature deprived environments. Can we incorporate more of nature in our lives?”
Robert Harris providing a great view of some of the architectural gems in our country that have embraced the environment in their designs. Talking about some of the great works of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Harris asks the question why would humans be any different than other animals in adapting to our environment. He mentions one of our first TEDx San Antonio alums, Stephen Colley, as an influencer in environmental architecture.
Robert Harris, of Lake/Flato Architects, talking about “Beauty, Place and the Environmental Imperative”
Erica Anthony, a singer/songwriter, who “Does It Upright,” giving us a good idea of what kind of great music we can get from the bass.
We’re coming back in a few minutes with the next set of speakers at TEDx San Antonio about to begin. More “bold ideas” for the San Antonio inspired community.
Found power in the balcony so hopefully I’ll be able to stay connected more throughout the day. Some great sessions at TEDx San Antonio with more to come. So far we’ve heard about getting to yes, worm composting. the Luck Archive, how military trauma care has helped advance trauma care in general, and getting kids unplugged. You can also follow the feed on Twitter at #TEDxSA as well.
Having to do a technology shift at lunch since my battery is going dead. I have an alternative in the car but will get it after lunch. Remember, you can follow TEDx San Antonio at the U Stream channel.
Steve Baskin (@steve_sir) suggests that summer camps now are probably better than they’ve ever been, unplugged from technology, teaching new skills to kids.
Steve Baskin (@steve_sir) talking about “Unplugging our Kids”. Baskin starts by sharing his first experiences at summer camp.
Santori mentions the various places where worm composting could be introduced throughout the urban space, an area where most people would not even expect worm composting to be.
Cassandra Santori talks to the TEDx San Antonio audience about composting and worms through “The Grassroots Guide to Worm Composting and Local Food.”
You can now watch the TEDx San Antonio broadcast at the UStream channel.
Dr. Rasmussen shows the expanded Brook Army Medical Center, known as Military Medical Center and including the Intrepid Center. Mentioning the partners with the UTHSC, UTSA, STRAC, and the National Trauma Institute, making San Antonio the military’s go to medical city.
Dr. Rasmussen mentions the great trauma pioneers that have helped expand trauma care through the various military conflicts, including the development of the Brook Burn Center at Brook Army Medical Center.
Dr. Todd Rasmussen talks about the “Silver Lining of War: Transforming and Translating Military Trauma Care.” Discusses how military trauma care has helped expand trauma care throughout the medical field.
Mark Menjivar says he doesn’t want to perpetuate bad luck so he went on his first 4 leaf clover hunting trip and found one.
Mark Menjivar took a picture of 11:11 11/11/11 on his iPhone but forgot to make a wish at the time.
Mark Menjivar talks about “The Luck Archive” as the next presentation.
We are sketchnoting with Kate Howard of Sticky Knowledge. Share YOUR notes from your program with a pic and tag #TEDxSASketchNotes!
Dan Norris ends with the principle of “Liking” as key to gaining influence. We build trust with people we know and like.
Dan Norris says that scarcity is a key principle in achieving influence. When things are scarce or rare they are more attractive. Mentions the issue of the flu vaccine and the shortage, with people committed to getting it when the shortage was reported.
Dan Norris recommends considering using language that is indicative of a gift.
Turns out the hash tag for today is #TEDxSA, not #TEDxSanAntonio.
Trinity University is the host site for this year’s TEDx San Antonio and has been for the past three years. Thank you Trinity University.
The second video shown at TEDx San Antonio was “What’s invisible? More than you think – John Lloyd.” It’s from the TED-Ed series which provides a lot of great lessons to share.
Fun factoid: Speaker Dan Norris is a huge fan of bad monster movies. Whether Godzilla, atomic zombies, or wacky robots— the more the movie makes the average person groan, the more likely it is that Dan has seen it. From TEDx San Antonio Facebook wall.
Great audience here with a good cross-section of the San Antonio community. You can also follow the day’s events on Twitter by following hash tag #TEDxSanAntonio. @epodcaster, myself, and several others will be tweeting, as well, highlights from the day’s talks.
If you want to watch the live stream of the event you can do so at their Live Stream feed. It should running throughout the day.
Victor Landa (@vlanda) just informed the audience there are some technical difficulties with the live stream. We should be back and running in 10 minutes.
First video of the day for TEDx San Antonio is “John Maeda: How art, technology and design inform creative leaders” and the crowd is enjoying the innovative thoughts.