Across the street from the 2008 TED conference is BIL – a competing conference with some very interesting values. In a thought piece by Grant McCracken asks whether the super-exlusive TED has become part of the problem that its trying to solve and that BIL could be the antidote:

BIL stands for Beauty. Ingenious. Learning. It is described as an open self organizing, emergent,and anarchic science and technology conference. Nobody is in charge. If you want to come, just show up. If you have an idea to spread, start talking. If someone is saying something interesting, stop and listen.

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