The first (co)lab summit might already be in the books, but we’re still re-living all of the incredible memories! Here are some of our favorite moments from (co)lab 2013. Thanks for making it amazing, Atlanta!
7.) Ron Clark from The Ron Clark Academy
Maybe it was his incredible energy and enthusiasm, but when Ron Clark, founder of The Ron Clark Academy, said at (co)lab summit that he “wants to build the most incredible school in the world”, we absolutely believe him. Speaking on the topic New Culture of Learning, Clark brought new life into what it means to be an educator in Atlanta.
6.) Susan Booth and the Power of the Arts
Susan Booth was an undeniable crowd pleaser as she spoke about how the arts can help to attract and retain great talent. Simply put, Booth shared that going to plays makes for better people and better cities. Booth spoke on how the arts can help to develop empathy, compassion and active participation.
Through the arts, “we are able to lean in and listen and talk with the other – not just about the other”.
Check out Susan’s talk here: http://on.fb.me/19cIfhT
5.) Mayor Kasim Reed Does Cool Stuff
One of our favorite quotes came from Mayor Kasim Reed talking about the leverage that he has when it comes to Atlanta.
4.) Takenobu’s Lunchtime Performance
Takenobu, an incredible cellist currently living in Atlanta, performed live during Monday’s lunch at (co)lab.
Check out more from Takenobu here: http://listen.takenobumusic.com/
3.) Lab Presentations
Did someone mention moving the Grammy’s to Atlanta? We say yes! Check out all of the awesome Lab videos here:
LAB 1 – Attracting the Creative Class: http://bit.ly/15Fotkk
LAB 2 – Amplifying Arts and Cultural Assets: http://bit.ly/1eDDqo8
LAB 3 – Forging New Partnerships: http://bit.ly/1eZNGtE
LAB 4 – Solving with Technology: http://bit.ly/18aAGYq
LAB 5 – Raising High School Graduation: http://bit.ly/17NGVW6
LAB 6 – Engaging Future Leaders: http://bit.ly/17YTZWJ
2.) Thomas Friedman’s Keynote
All we can say is if you haven’t gotten a chance to check out Thomas Friedman’s keynote during (co)lab, you need to RIGHT NOW.
Thomas Friedman: http://bit.ly/1fHY2vU
Thank you, Atlanta! Without your support, ideas, and knowledge, (co)lab summit could not have been possible. NOW is the time to get moving. NOW is the time to make a change.