Yesterday, I was thoroughly excited to attend the first day of the TEDx Midwest conference at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago. And today, I’m headed back for a full slate of speakers who will deliver not only information but inspiration from their varied experiences and points of expertise.
The big-name speaker yesterday was actor and Six Degrees philanthropist Kevin Bacon, who was as charming and self-effacing as you might expect. Though less widely known, the other speakers are notable world-changers in their own diverse ways.
Below is a photograph that I shot of a remarkable and brilliant comic strip-style distillation of all but one of the talks from stage.
The banner, the work of Craighton Berman, caught my eye after two hours of sometimes-claustrophobic networking with fellow attendees who spilled into the theater lobby after the presentations.
In addition, I uploaded a video of the banner, zooming in to several key points from each of the speakers. I call it “TEDx Midwest 2011: Inspiration in Under 3 Minutes.”You can find the video uploaded on Inside Edge PR’s Facebook fan page.
On Friday, I shot a slightly longer video of Berman’s work from sessions that day. Check it out at the Inside Edge PR YouTube channel.
Additional note posted after the conference wrapped up: on his web site, you can now see a full view of Craighton Berman’s visual narratives of 24 TEDx Midwest presentations.)