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Wicked Problem Lunch

The Grand Opening reception was on Monday and a fine event “Shaken and Stirred” turned out to be.   The Terminal has a very nice little write-up.   So what’s next?

Now we want to start bringing more people together to start to identify the “wicked problems” that we’re going to tackle.  Everyone who attended “Shaken and Stirred” received an invitation.  The invitation reads, in part:

Edge of Chaos Grand Opening

We are eagerly anticipating Steven Johnson‘s appearance as the 2012 Samuelson Lecturer on October 23rd at noon.  His visit to UAB will mark the official Grand Opening of the Edge of Chaos (the name of which was inspired by a phrase in his book, Where Good Ideas Come From.)  The lecture is open to the public and will be held at the

Ideas Lab

The Edge of Chaos is part of a wave of activity worldwide.  How do we bring people together in new ways to harness their creativity to drive innovation and solve wicked problems?  How can social media and other web based tools help to facilitate conversations?

Ignite On The Edge

I’ve become a fan of the Ignite style of giving presentations — 5 minutes, 20 slides, with each slide advancing automatically after 15 seconds.  It’s a great format for helping you focus in on the very specific details of the story that you want to tell.

Getting Physical

The Edge of Chaos is getting busy.  Now that word is getting out, Chenoia is being deluged with requests for meeting space.  I get that.  On a campus like this, meeting space is really at a premium and when people find out that there’s new space available, they’re quick to check it out.  Which leaves us trying to figure out who we say yes to and who we have to regretfully turn away.