There are now 106 tickets registered for BIL: Santa Cruz 2010!
BIL is an ad-hoc conference for people changing the world in big ways. It's a place for passionate thinkers and doers to come together to energize, brainstorm, and take action.
The first BIL: Santa Cruz is thematically focused on Innovative Solutions to Global Inequality. It is a small, unconventional unconference bringing together activists, entrepreneurs, researchers and more to share ideas, start projects and, yes, Save The World.
We would like to thank everyone who is attending - you are the conference. Particularly if you're volunteering, speaking or helping fund this free-to-attend event, you make BIL: Santa Cruz possible.
9am - 10am:
- Doors open for registration and setup.
- Anyone who wants to speak will add their name to the Speaker Whiteboard, then and there. If you register as a speaker, we will add your name beforehand.
10am - 12:00pm:
- Talks and discussions happen across several locations. Attendees go to the ones that interest them.
12:00pm - 1:00pm:
- Lunch Break - Bring your own, eat at the campus dining hall, or make a quick stop downtown.
- All pre-registered speakers (registered by Thursday, April 29, 5:00pm) will be provided pizza and a drink on the event day, May 1, between 12:00-12:30.
1:00pm - 4:15pm:
- Planned talks and discussions resume.
4:15pm - 4:45pm
- Working Groups are formed based on project ideas from the Ideas Canvas
4:45pm - 5pm
- Closing and Announcements
After 5pm: We meet at a restaurant for continued conversation, fun and food with good company.
|Time||Speaking Room A||Speaking Room B||Discussion Room|
||Talk Title||Name||Talk Title||Name||Discussion Title|
||Nick Ernst & Suresh Lodha
||The HPU: How lazy coders will crack poverty
||K. C. Wang
||Localizing Social Enterprises Internationally
||The Recursive Learning Age, Or, The Open Primer: A Platform Teaching Gamers To Develop Learning Games
||How to avoid drying the floor with a towel if in a cabin of a sinking ship|
||Making Citizen Journalism Work
||Inequality Atlas Team
||Education and Health Inequality|
||Social and Environmental Inequality|
||Converting interest into action||Kartik Gada
||Uplifting 1 Billion people in 10 years
||Technology: Who benefits? Who pays?
||Raymond McCauley & Melanie Swan
||Democratizing the Genome
||James Hogan||Seasteading: Improving Global Equality through Startup Societies|
||From the Ideas Canvas to Real Projects
||Closing Remarks and Announcements
Unconfirmed (Unregistered) Speakers:
-People on facebook
Speakers, please take a look at this post. It links to the speaker guidelines, examples of other BIL talks and other event information. Also, you will be able to change the time of your talk at the event on the Speaker Whiteboard.
Follow the on twitter; our hashtag is #BILSC.
When & Where
In short, BIL is an open, self-organizing, emergent, arts, science, society and technology unconference held near the famous TED Conference during the trailing weekend of.
BIL also hosts smaller topical events such as BIL:SC 2010 year-round.
History & Roots
The concept of the BIL Conference started in late November 2007, when Cody Marx Bailey proposed the idea of going out to Monterey, CA and crashing the TED Conference to Todd Huffman and Bill Erickson. The idea was to simply get a group of people to make the pilgrimage and hang around the area the TED’sters would be schmoozing at night. As the group quickly snowballed from a handful of people to nearly thirty in a matter of weeks, the decision to hold our own unconference seemed, well, obvious.
Todd Huffman and Reichart von Wolfsheild proposed the name BIL, as it was catchy, short and best of all, unclaimed. It also had a bit of comedic value to take away some of the seriousness as it referenced the most excellent Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
Most of the planning was done through the open-to-the-public wiki hosted by PBWiki. This allowed anyone interested in making something cool happen able to contribute. Soon, Alexis Bright, Tyler Emerson (along with the Singularity Institute), Emi Joy, and Simone Syed would begin to play a major part as the potetial attendance neared closer and closer to the fire marshalls limit on the space that was reserved.
The week of TED 2008, the number of RSVPs had eclipsed the space limitations and the group was forced to spread the word that we could not take in any more attendees. BIL at that point had grown larger than anyone had expected.
BIL 2009 was held on the campus of California State University at Long Beach and with over 100 speakers and 500 participants, doubling the size the previous year.
BIL 2010 was held at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, again hosting a phenominal spread of speakers and attendees.