If your life could benefit from a day of mingling with some Big Thinkers, you're in luck: the organizers of the annual IDEAS Boston conference have given me three passes to the upcoming event to give away to Innovation Economy readers.
IDEAS Boston started in 2004, with a goal of highlighting leading-edge thinkers across all disciplines, and this year it is being held at UMass-Boston for the first time. Speakers include documentary filmmaker Chico Colvard, entrepreneur Nathan Ball of Atlas Devices, Museum of Fine Arts curator Elliot Davis, Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig, and education economist Bridget Terry Long. It takes place on October 20th, and individual tickets cost $250. (Student tickets, and tickets for people who work for non-profits, can be had for $100.)
If you'd like to win one of three passes, just e-mail me or tweet me with the speaker you're most eager to hear from, and why. To e-mail me, just click my name in the column at right ("About the blogger"), or send a Twitter message to @ScottKirsner. I'll choose the three most thoughtful, funny, or passionate messages I receive by Monday, October 3rd at noon.
Good luck, and I hope to see you there...
About Scott Kirsner
Scott Kirsner was part of the team that launched Boston.com in 1995, and has been writing a column for the Globe since 2000. His work has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, and Variety. Scott is also the author of the books "Fans, Friends & Followers" and "Inventing the Movies," was the editor of "The Convergence Guide: Life Sciences in New England," and was a contributor to "The Good City: Writers Explore 21st Century Boston." Scott also helps organize several local events on entrepreneurship, including the Nantucket Conference and Future Forward. Here's some background on how Scott decides what to cover, and how to pitch him a story idea.
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