Sunday, March 2, 2008

BIL 2009

I was intrigued by the little things I saw here and there about this year's BIL conference (a low-cost unconference adjunct to the TED conference - Newsweek article here), but I'm more interested because next year's BIL will be within driving distance:

Preliminary Planning for BIL 2009

Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: Feb 7th & 8th


Presumably this will be updated as plans advance.

A little more background on BIL:

BIL loves TED. TED is a great place to sit and listen to interesting ideas. Many of those ideas make it online, and millions get to experience them.

The catch for many of us is that TED is $6,000, which is too expensive for most people, including a great number with good ideas worth spreading. BIL has been created as a free space for people with ideas to come together and share them.

Our event is self-organizing, emergent, and anarchic. Nobody is in charge. If you want to come just show up. If you've got an idea to spread start talking. If someone is saying something good, stop and listen.

We hope BIL can be a perfect match to TED.

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