A busy day in Detroit last week dedicated to technology, entertainment, and design inspired our team at jacapps. Here are some of our favorite parts:
Vince: What I enjoyed most about TEDxDetroit was getting to play along with Rick Robinson, aka Mr. CutTime, and his orchestra with my very own instrument. What was the instrument I played? A banana. That’s right, a banana. Well, this wasn’t just any banana. This was a musical shaker banana, and I must say that I totally killed it.
Alex: My favorite part of TEDxDetroit was a powerful performance by Kisma Jordan. Her amazing voice along with her talented band brought down the house. It seemed that everyone in the audience was stunned by her talent. Can’t wait to see her perform again.
Beth: My favorite part of TEDx, by far, was listening to Aaron Draplin speak about how he got to where he is now, both personally and professionally. He was passionate, comical, and emotionally engaging with the audience, leaving the room feeling empowered by his message. Definitely an event I’ll attend again next year!
Melissa: It’s practically impossible for me to narrow TEDxDetroit down to “my favorite part.” There were so many gifted speakers and performers with so many amazing messages! Kisma Jordan and Zaria Ware both reached my heart with their powerful performances, and Aaron Draplin, of Draplin Design Co., was a hoot (and very well spoken)! While all of these, and many more, caught and kept my attention, I think the chance to be present and witness so many lessons and personal stories from such a variety of cultures is the thing that will stick with me for the longest. The only thing I would’ve liked better is if there were more “techy” talks!
Who you gonna call?!?
I think it’s safe to say that we all can’t wait for next year’s TEDx event in Detroit. Definitely looking forward to it!