September 26-28: 10 Conference, east of Seattle in the mountains: more ideas + discussion...….than you can shake a stick at.
Also, deer, air like wine, mountains, and outstanding locavore food.
And great conversations with innovators, change-makers, artists, thinkers in a stunning setting.
Also, as "idea conferences" go, it's an outstanding bargain - especially if you register before 15 June, for a cost of only $650 (bear in mind that PopTech is like $2000, and TED probably $128,189,432.59 or something - and you are unlikely to get the opportunity to chat with the speakers at either of those conferences.
I can't recommend it highly enough: last year's TEN Conference was outstanding, and charged me with ideas for the whole year. Grad students, if you are interested in volunteering, talk to Kaipo Lum or Michele - minions are needed.
For more info, see below. Please note: this conference is NOT sponsored by PopTech, the APF, or any other organisation; it is a free-standing ideas conference organized and curated by our very own Michele Bowman (who co-designed so many awesome Gatherings).
AND YES - I do understand this is 'competition' for your money and time with the APF's own Gathering. But if you AREN'T going to attend the Gathering, consider attending TEN instead - it is just as invigorating, although on a slightly different vector. And if you DO want to attend TEN, sign up NOW, because the early bird rate really is a bargain. And I'll see you there, because it's where I'm headed after waving good-bye to everyone who does attend this year's Gathering in Oxford.
Submitted by Wendy Schulz, APF, Infinite Futures. Organized by Michele Bowman, APF, Ten Conference.
Note from the Chair: we are planning a regional APF gathering in conjunction with Ten Conference ~ Gatherings team will be organizing. cfw