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.
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Who Will Benefit:
Faculty of Social Media and the Law; Director of Custom Programs
Senior User Experience Designer, Vox Media
CEO and Founder, Cheezburger
Affiliate, CEO and Founder of Garcia Media
Founder, Webbmedia Group
Head of News Partnerships, Facebook
Social Communications/Trainer, AARP
Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida
Creative Entrepreneur; Realtor; University of Florida Graduate