Insights · October 2nd, 2012
Last week the Ten Conference drew quite the multidisciplinary crowd to the beautiful Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth. Given the innovative and futuristic nature of Ten, all types of people attend- from artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs to publicly traded people.
That’s right, Mike Merrill is the world’s only publicly traded person. From profession to obsession, you can skillfully orchestrate almost every part of this man’s life by purchasing stock in him here. Peter McGraw runs HURL, the Humor Research Lab that focuses on what makes things funny. Beth Kolko uses her company Shift Labs to design innovative health technologies for low resource communities. Shift Labs opts for a more forward-thinking approach to research, encouraging anyone with any background to send in their inventive ideas and solutions to fuel the search for solutions to global issues.
In fact, this cross-discipline collaboration mentality is a major theme throughout TEN. New York’s renowned DIY bio lab, Gen Space, is dedicated to promoting citizen science and access to biotechnology. Anyone with an interest in biotech can show up to learn and play. Actually the entire conference is separated into 10 categories with engaging titles like Hackademia and Makerspace that playfully urge you to have fun with science and technology. If you’re interested in learning more, check out the One to the World broadcast of TEN (coming soon) and be sure to show up next year!
Writer: Mallory Smith worked as Program Manager & Administrator at Futurist.com