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Friday, October 19, 2012

Poor man's TEDTalks (PopTech) is in Maine this weekend

PopTech, a smaller, less rich, less well-known version of TED Talks, is in Camden, Maine this weekend - right now, actually. The topic is "resilience" which seems to be a broader version of "sustainability". Topics range from big data to Burmese water temples. From the description:

How do we create economic, social, educational, technological, political and ecological systems that ‘bounce back’ from disruption, that retain their integrity and purpose under the widest variety of conditions? How do we build better shock absorbers for our communities, our planet and ourselves? What are the policies, platforms and priorities that will lead us toward a more resilient future? How do we create a more resilient America?

Here's the website. They have a lot of speakers; I don't recognize any, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Wait - did I say "less wealthy"? The pricing to attend, if I'm reading it correctly, is $2,500. Twenty-five hundred bucks?!?!?!