TEDxPoynterInstitute: Disruption (DTED-14)
When a paradigm shifts and the known world quakes, it causes a revolution of thought and action that changes what we know and what we do… sometimes forever.
The unprecedented development of the interactive Web has launched changes in science, technology, economics, education, business and politics that have shaken our world and changed our lives forever.
The narrators of our culture call it disruption.
And the word “disruption” has come to describe the dismantling (and sometimes the destruction) of longstanding structures in the wake of technological innovation and the resulting sociological change.
However, for some thought leaders, when things fall apart, everything falls into place.
They see opportunity in change. They find a path with every pivot. They invent ways to harness innovation.
They are those who move us forward. They are the disruptors.
During Poynter’s fourth TEDx event, we’ll tap into the minds of influential visionaries across media and technology. We’ll feature the people who authored change, who harnessed it for good, who stared it in the face and made things different and better in the process. Together, we’ll explore the innovation that arises from disruption.
TEDxPoynterInstitute will maintain the spirit of TED by focusing on how ideas can change attitudes, lives and ultimately the world. Join us in a dialogue that promises to promote learning, inspiration and wonder – and provokes conversations that matter.
This limited group of 100 participants will have access to the speakers throughout the day, so that they can ask additional questions and share ideas inspired by the speakers’ talks.
Here are some descriptions of what the speakers plan to share:
The Power of No
When she was 10, Amy Webb had an epiphany. It involved a robot, some data and an unconvincing argument about technology. Looking back, she now thinks that “no” is the best possible muse for solving difficult problems in life. Amy shares her radical idea that innovation can only arise from failure, and that we each have the power to think creatively.
Crossing The Content Generation Gap
It’s not about our age. It’s about evolving the product formerly known as content. The initial success of New Media is now being eclipsed by NEW New Media. Ben Huh will explain why linear evolution in media has failed and how thinking about products creates room for radical new ideas in organizations.
Two Tempos: Rhythms for Storytelling in the Digital Age
Mario Garcia will describe the two storytelling tempos, “24/7” and “curated,” that modern media organizations should embrace. Case studies will demonstrate the potential of the two tempos to reimagine how journalists write, edit and design across print and digital platforms.
What my 71-year-old mother-in-law taught me about technology
Digital literacy is not an age thing, it’s an education thing. All ages need more education and we need to work together to make it happen. Let’s shake off our assumptions and focus on learning. Jen Lee Reeves says it is going to take a little bit of work from each of us to make big changes.
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Who Will Benefit:
Faculty of Social Media and the Law; Director of Custom Programs
Senior User Experience Designer, Vox Media
Founder, Webbmedia Group
CEO and Founder, Cheezburger
Head of News Partnerships, Facebook
Affiliate, CEO and Founder of Garcia Media
Social Communications/Trainer, AARP
Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida
Creative Entrepreneur; Realtor; University of Florida Graduate