I'm in a resource posting mood this week, after last weeks reflections and writings. BTW I'll get a link up to the MP3s from last week's Emergent Germany, when I get them.
They are like TED, except more focused on culture and technology. The describe themselves as:
"Pop!Tech’s community is eclectic – intellectually, creatively, politically and culturally. But we do share some common values.
The folks who both produce and participate in Pop!Tech passionately believe:
* That individuals and small groups have the power to shape the future * That all of us together are smarter than any of us alone * That good ideas should trump ideologies – whether on the Left or Right * That robust debate is the sign of a community’s health * That tomorrow will be more surprising than today * That progress is possible.
Each year, Pop!Tech convenes with these values in mind."