Small cards were printed, each containing one of the following invitations:
- Seek out people you perceive to be very different from you and see what you can learn from them.
- Do something that stretches you a bit in how you normally interact at a conference like this.
- Help people apply their TEDx Indianapolis experience by asking others something they learned that they are going to use in their personal or professional life.
- Simply go with the flow of the day, gathering little ideas and insights as they happen organically.
- Get a great conversation going with others by posing a provocative question.
- Help the people seated near you to introduce themselves to each other.
- Find something in the art museum (where the event was held) and on its grounds that inspires you or makes you happy.
- Call or text a friend during a break with a great idea that a speaker inspired.
- Be the person who always strikes up a conversation with others.
- Express real appreciation when someone does/say something today that resonates with you deeply.
- Be fully present, 100% focused on enjoying the here and now of TEDx Indianapolis.
- Giveaway your takeaways, using Twitter to share ideas and questions you discover. #TEDxIND hashtag.
- Connect with others to imagine a worthwhile initiative that Indianapolis should consider.
- Help people push the limits of their thinking in the conversations you have.
- Suspend judgment and entertain perspectives, ideas, and activities you normally might dismiss.
- Instigate play, creativity, and fun with others attending.
- Change your perspective by sitting with different people during every segment of the day.
We often do a great job at meetings inviting everyone to take a particular action, Couple those mass efforts with something person and one-to-one is an approach more conferences should consider.