- Zach Doty
- Waco, TX
- United States
Account Management Intern, Stone Ward
TED generates brilliant ideas for good. Can we take it a step further and actively apply these ideas into productive action toward problems?
As a relatively new participant, it seems TED does a phenomenal job in fostering creativity and innovation in certain environments. Speakers and audience members alike review societal, scientific and other issues in the world. The focus seems to be around the dialogue and thought process of concepts and innovation.
Perhaps we could approach this from a slightly different angle? Create a "TED Cup" which would present a problem (versus an idea) for which teams or TEDx chapters would create solutions to.
At an official TED conference, the challenge can be announced, with paying teams submitting their ideas and solution outline for a qualifying decision, and subsequent rounds in which the teams present, shape and reform their ideas for implementation. This concept reinforces the idea of community, active TED promotion and the action of all the great ideas shared through TED daily.