See You Next Year @TEDxDetroit

I’m 2 days removed from TEDx Detroit and I miss it.

I miss the connections.

I miss seeing my fellow board members.

I miss seeing the attendees.

I miss seeing the inspiration.

I miss seeing the optimism.

I’m glad I miss it.  Now I’m hopeful that everyone that attended has something to grasp onto and feel inspired.

Inspired to do.

Inspired to create.

Inspired to share.

Inspired to make a difference.

The story from Wednesday that continues to resonate in my head is the one of connecting tw0 lab participants in a possible business deal.  That’s what TEDx is all about.  Bringing people together and allowing their creativity to grow, their ideas to develop and ultimately putting them into action.

A special note to my fellow board members of TEDx Detroit.  Thank you for the opportunity to serve with you.  All of you have a special place in my heart because of the passion that you have for what this event is all about.  I learned a lot and I look forward to doing it all over again next year.  There are so many memories that I’d love to share and it would take me hours to gather them here in this post.  So the memories I’ll leave you with are photos.  Photos from Sarah Cunningham, author and one of our awesome volunteer photographers.  Take a look at her view of TEDx Detroit from her camera lens.

Photo Credit: Sarah Cunningham

So many memories to last a lifetime.

To all the attendees, take what you learned and inspired you and do something with it.  Our opportunity is now to show the world what we can do.  Take the lead.  Make it happen.

See what others are saying about TEDx Detroit:
I Was Part of Something BIG Wednesday from Elena Wollborg
TEDx Detroit 2011 Thank You from Charlie Wollborg

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4 thoughts on “See You Next Year @TEDxDetroit

  1. Last night at dinner Charlie and I were both talking about how we miss it too – so very much! It’s such a great day and a privilege to be a part of the team that coordinates the event. I love that you were a part of that team this year. Can’t wait for next year. :)

    • I was getting misty-eyed writing this post this morning. I finally was able to sit back and think about what we were able to accomplish this year. I loved it. Looking forward to seeing the videos so we can share them!

  2. As this was my first time attending a TEDx event, I had a great time and most definitely left feeling inspired. The collection and combination of art, music, technology, and most importantly, entrepreneurial and innovative spirit I felt there made me realize why these events should be a necessary part of any individual’s career and personal development path. Thanks for opening my mind to new things, Patrick.

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