“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”
George Bernard Shaw
As Shaw rightly said, when you share an idea, you give each person who hears it another idea, and the possibility to build on that. SAM is where people come to share and 'meet' ideas. SAM Global was started by Samuel Eddy, a versatile person (not kidding guys. Have a look at his LinkedIn page. There are a LOT of 'firsts'), who passionate about innovative ideas.
SAM stands for “Science, Art, Management” which means it encompasses almost any subject. This will be a place where ideas meet! SAM will showcase the best talks from all over the world and will be a platform "where Ideas Meet" and will encourage the cross pollination of ideas from all over the world.
SAM is similar to TED and has the same basic concept - to share ideas, but with a twist. It will also encourage the implementation of Ideas.It will attempt to connect the Innovator and the person wanting to implement the Idea!!
So what does SAM do?
SAM conferences will bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 15 minutes or less). Apart from a live internet feed during the conference, the talks will be videographed and posted on the site and depending on the number of “views” and the unique rating system the speakers will be invited to the Annual SAM Global cconference which will be held once a year at Chennai, India.
So if you have a unique idea/story that you believe will change lives, go ahead and share it with SAM! The first SAM Global conference is scheduled for August, in Chennai, India.
SAM Eve is an event which brings together women achievers on the theme “I Am Women”. They will share their inspiring stories to the diverse set of passionate attendees. This event consists of inspiring talks, interactions, an interview, performances and a panel discussion on women safety. It will also give the audience an opportunity to interact with the speakers and among themselves.
When? - 8 June 2013
Where? - GRT Grand Convention Centre, Teynampet, Chennai
Donor passes of Rs.3000 are available for the event. Student passes are for Rs.1000 Check www.samglobal.org for more details
Check out the SAM Eve Facebook event page!
P.S.: I just realised that I don't have any tag suitable for this post! lol that hasn't happened in a long time! Never though I'd ever say this, but it's sort of a nice change to branch out from bookish talks. I'm volunteering at SAM's next event, and am super excited about it! Do come, if you happen to live in Chennai! :)