Sometimes it is all about complaining. I’m one of those who don’t shut up and keeps on moaning and grumbling. For example, when I registered that there was a new TEDx event coming up, in Switzerland, Lausanne, called TEDxHelvetia. No information was given despite it should be an invitational only event.
What is this event about? Let’s quote:
TEDxHelvetia is about spreading ideas that can truly make a difference, from some of the world’s renowned experts as well as the great minds of tomorrow. Our future holds many challenges, from financial crises, social inequalities and demographic shifts to climate change, dwindling natural resources and pollution.
So it happened that the Facebook Fanpage of TEDxHelvetia tried to get more noise and asked the community to share and win some tickets. Strictly against all Facebook’s rules of promotion – I did it and tweeted about it:
@tedxhelvetia dispite invitational only TED events suck – erm, you know that your contest is strictly against Facebook’s rules of promotion?
— Clemens M. Schuster (@hofrat) August 30, 2012
Pretty annoyed of another winning game without any chances – pretty surprised they answered and responded to fulfill my complaints. And even great: Some days later there was a twitter direct message which invites me for a blogger ticket. So – tomorrow I will be there to get it all! Of course I will be live tweeting (and yes, it might get annoying but sorry – expect everything!). Follow the hashtag #tedXhelvetia
Watch the movie – right here: