As the world becomes ever more interconnected, the ways we relate, the means by which we learn about one another and develop mutual understanding, and the rules about what we hide and what we share are changing. That’s the inspiration for the theme of TEDGlobal 2012: Radical Openness.
All bets are off as to what openness and collaboration in an ultra-connected world will mean for human potential. Traditional top-down models of organization no longer reflect reality. Social capital and influence are becoming stronger currencies than hierarchy and formal power. New, collaborative ways of creating meaning and things are developing at fast pace. Only one thing appears certain: Secrecy is no longer bankable: impact is. The future will be built on great ideas, and for that, great ideas need to circulate freely, broadly and openly.
TEDGlobal 2012 takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland, June 25-29, 2012. TEDxSantaCruz will be hosting a viewing party on June 28th, featuring sessions 4-7 of the event, videotaped in Edinburgh the day before. We will follow the schedule from TEDGlobal (which may vary slightly from the list below), which provides for generous breaks and a long lunch to allow for more conversations during the day