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I wanted to take a second and drop some links to website I've found particularly inspiring and challenging.

http://www.ted.com - Technology, Entertainment, and Design conferance

TED is a conferance that brings the greatest minds in various fields together to give 18 minute presentations on whats new in their line of work. Everything from biologists, nano-eng., game designers to humanitarians, and social justice workers are featured. I can't rave about this site enough, if you were to only follow one website, make it this one!

http://www.longnow.org - Long Now Foundation

Started by two premire social innovators Stewart Brand and Kevin Kelly, this foundation focuses on long term thinking when tackling world issues. Once a month they hold a seminar in San Fransico, that features a social innovator, historian, scientist etc. They have the lectures posted on line and they are very well organized talks, that are geared towards problem solving. A social innovators dream!

http://www.iraqbodycount.org - Bringing the war closer to home

While not a social innovation site, it is important non-the-less. I like many other people often forget the cost of war. It is nearly impossible for me to conjure up any notion of what it must be like to be either a soldier or an Iraqi civilian. This site puts a face on the wars victims, it's a lesson no one should ever forget.

http://mashable.com/2009/07/28/great-minds-videos/ - Top 7 places to watch great minds in action

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Comment by M. on April 28, 2010 at 12:28am
Nice to see a Conway person on Evoke! I went to Hendrix :). A lot of agents are showing their favorite TED videos around the network as evidence, so you should definitely check those out if you like TED talks. This one is one of my favorites: http://www.urgentevoke.com/video/isabel-allende-on-passion?xg_sourc...


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