A quarterly series usually scheduled for Wednesdays at 4:30 in the BEACON Information Commons/Hub, 111-104.
April 24th, 2013 at 4:30pm
Dan Goods, Visual Strategist, Section 312 (Mission Systems Concepts), will present “A Taste of TED: ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ From a JPLers Perspective”. Bringing back extinct animals, 15 year olds inventing cancer detectors, human beatboxers… These are just some of the “Ideas Worth Spreading” that you might hear at a TED conference. Dan Goods has been fortunate enough to attend a few of these events over the years as a volunteer, attendee, and even showing artwork related to JPL missions. Come for a special showing of a few of this years unreleased talks. Learn the difference between TED and TED Active/Global/Africa/X events. And get some history and back story to this global phenomenon.
Frequently Asked Questions:
An informal talk about a JPL project or series of event, usually giving a personal perspective or reminiscence about the experience.
Who are the storytellers?
Any JPL employee that has an interesting story to tell about his or her JPL experience.
What is the format of a JPL Story?
We try to keep the program as flexible as possible and include a cross section of storytellers from the JPL community. Stories can take place in the past, present or future; they can be historical or make believe; and they can be light-hearted or serious.
What is the purpose of the JPL Story Program?
They’re an effective way to communicate and understand an organization’s culture and can help employees develop a sense of organizational identity. Stories offer an approach different from the more formal lectures, seminars and town halls we have at JPL – they offer another way to be a part of the discussion.
Are the stories recorded?
With the storyteller’s permission, we make a videorecording of each story. These are available for viewing from Teresa Bailey, x4-9233, firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I participate? Please contact Teresa Bailey at ext. 4-9233