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The Well

2035 Richard Jones Road Nashville, TN (map)

Selected by: David H.

Message from The Icarus Sessions (organized by Seth Godin):

The Icarus Sessions are a challenging new way to bring your art forward. Not to make a sales pitch, not to get customers or patrons, but to find the courage to stand up and say, "here, I made this."

A presentation at an Icarus Session is 140 seconds long. You can go shorter, but not a second longer. You can use slides, or handouts, or even better, just bring your enthusiasm. Videotape it if you like.

The assignment: Tell the group about your art. What have you created? What frightened you? What matters?

Check out the principles of the Icarus Session before you come: http://www.squidoo.com/IcarusSession and be sure to contact the organizer if you're hoping to speak.

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  • Sandy B.'s Photo

    Will this Icarus Meetup be repeated anytime soon? We're just coming back from being out of town and can't come to this one. It sounds very very interesting!

    Posted by Sandy B. January 2, 2013
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      Here's a little about myself: I'm a writer - and I'm learning to be a "story architect," and Transmedia storyteller. I want to build stories that change the way people see the world. Stories worlds that people can walk into and experience. Words become powerful when linked to experience, and I want to reclaim the power of words. (That's one reason I'm a follower of The Word...) Anyway, this is not a solitary venture, and I'm looking for my tribe! I'm at [masked].

      Posted by Sandy B. January 4, 2013
    • Kyle B.'s Photo

      Hey Sandy, we're meeting again this Wednesday night at The Well, in Green Hills at 7pm.

      Posted by Kyle B. February 4, 2013
  • Tom B.'s Photo

    I really enjoyed meeting everyone at this event! If you are interested in something similar, check out the Business Referral Network at http://www.facebook.com/BRN...­ We are having a special event on Jan. 15th---the first in a series called "Voices." Comment & like our page if you can come!

    Posted by Tom B. January 8, 2013
  • Kyle B.'s Photo

    hey everybody! Thanks for coming!

    Posted by Kyle B. January 2, 2013
    • Kyle B.'s Photo

      Lance and I talked about this.. and I wanted to share it: for those of you launching startup businesses or projects here's a goldmine straight from Seth Godin himself: http://www.earwolf.com/show...­ its a podcast from Seth; a live recording of a workshop he did in August. Again, it was great to meet all of you. I hope we meet again!

      Posted by Kyle B. January 3, 2013
  • Erin E.'s Photo

    It was cool to hear from so many talented (and passionate!) people. Thanks for sharing yourselves tonight - I was very inspired!

    Posted by Erin E. January 2, 2013
  • Teresa Eliason M.'s Photo

    We are here at the Well. Is anybody else here?

    Posted by Teresa Eliason M. January 2, 2013
  • David H.'s Photo

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TONIGHT:

    I've had a few people contact me about "presenting" tonight. As this space is a last-minute substitution for the original location and I'm a last-minute substitution for the original organizer, I am unsure whether or not ANY presentations will be a possibility.

    My plan, as mentioned below, is for this to be a gathering of like-minded, creative people. If we can do more, great. But I want you to be clear on your expectations for this event before coming.

    Posted by David H. January 2, 2013
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      Apologies to everybody who had their hopes up about this being something more than it is. I was excited for the potential as well. Unfortunately though, with limited time to organize, we've got what we've got as far as location goes.

      With that said, presentations MIGHT be a possibility, depending on available space at the venue. We'll see when we get there...

      Posted by David H. January 2, 2013
  • Teresa Eliason M.'s Photo

    I'm new to this Meetup. I am attending with a friend and colleague and would like to reserve a time to speak if it is still available.
    Thank you for organizing this event!

    Posted by Teresa Eliason M. January 2, 2013
    • Tom B.'s Photo

      Hi Teresa, I'm sure everyone will have time for a short presentation. We made this event somewhat informal so that we can all benefit from networking with each other.

      Posted by Tom B. January 2, 2013
  • Tracy L.'s Photo

    I'm interested, but can't make it this time because we still have out-of-town guests staying at our home to visit. This is a great idea, and I hope to participate in the future. Best of luck!

    Posted by Tracy L. January 2, 2013
  • Juan Manuel Mosiño D.'s Photo

    Hello everyone!! I made a video of 100 seconds (in Spanish) for my presentation tomorrow... If you speak spanish could you please take a look and give me your comments? Your help will be highly appreciated! You can take a look to my 100 seconds video at http://www.youtube.com/watc...­

    Posted by Juan Manuel Mosiño D. January 1, 2013
  • Tom B.'s Photo

    I just downloaded Seth Godin's new book, The Icarus Deception. I have a lot of reading to do between now and Wednesday evening. I look forward to meeting everyone!!!

    Posted by Tom B. December 31, 2012
  • David H.'s Photo

    THIS MEETUP IS ON!

    Location is The Well, which is a coffee house at the corner of Hillsboro and Richard Jones Rd, in Green Hills, across from Trader Joe's. It's next at a BP and it used to be a Burger King and I think it was a plant place, if that helps.

    Forget the slides, handouts, and other things that come with an "official presentation." This is simply an opportunity to connect with cool people and start 2013 in a good way.

    Posted by David H. December 31, 2012
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      By the way, if you have questions or need to reach me, the best way is Twitter. @davidhooper is my username.

      Posted by David H. December 31, 2012
  • Tom B.'s Photo

    I'm still interested

    Posted by Tom B. December 30, 2012
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    • Erin E.'s Photo

      I am still interested as well, and informal works for me.

      Posted by Erin E. December 30, 2012
    • Kyle B.'s Photo

      I'm interested, informal works; some of the Paneras have community rooms.

      Posted by Kyle B. December 30, 2012
  • David H.'s Photo

    If you're still interested in making this happen, now is the time to speak up. And by that, I mean you need to post a response to this message right now.

    When you respond, also let me know if you'd be up for an "informal" meetup. At a coffee shop or something... That way if we have just a few of you, we can still do something.

    Posted by David H. December 30, 2012
  • rob p.'s Photo

    Tom: There's not been any further discussion or feedback since I volunteered to help coordinate so I didn't take it any further. Feel free to try and re-energize the effort if you'd like. I think it's a great idea but as it stands now...doesn't seem like the interest is there. I'm assuming it may have a lot to do with the Holiday

    Posted by rob p. December 29, 2012
  • Tom B.'s Photo

    I'm working on my 140 second presentation....just wondering if a location has been confirmed yet?

    Posted by Tom B. December 29, 2012
  • rob p.'s Photo

    Alright everyone... sorry for delay further responding but have been crazy busy with an event that started snow balling into a movement: 26.4.26. Check it out if you haven't seen it. https://www.facebook.com/eve...­

    That said, I've got some feelers out I'm waiting to hear back on for where we could host the event. Any additional thoughts?

    Posted by rob p. December 20, 2012
  • The Icarus Sessions (organized by Seth Godin)'s Photo

    343 towns, villages and cities are signed up so far for the first Icarus Session.

    The challenge now is for every person who is signed up to find two friends or colleagues to sign up as well... time to whisper and get the word out.

    Thanks!

    Posted by The Icarus Sessions (organized by Seth Godin) December 15, 2012
  • rob p.'s Photo

    All - unless someone else had their heart set on it, I'd like to offer to step up as the official organizer... going once...

    Posted by rob p. December 13, 2012
  • David H.'s Photo

    Any more thoughts on location? Also-- has somebody stepped up as the official organizer?

    Checked in with my friend at Exit/In last week. He just got back to me and said it's available, but I'm hesitant to pull the trigger, since it seems like momentum has slowed.

    If you're coming, please confirm and let's make this happen.

    Posted by David H. December 12, 2012
    • Kyle B.'s Photo

      Hey David, I had sortof been acting as organizer; when we last left the location discussion, we had 7 guests, and some homework to do. My preference is for a social space with food service, which is why I suggested Holland house and Crema. Exit/in is a fine choice.

      Posted by Kyle B. December 12, 2012
    • Kyle B.'s Photo

      We also should set up a way to submit videos.

      Posted by Kyle B. December 12, 2012
  • Jay S.'s Photo

    Hi friends

    I have setup a Facebook group for all the Icarus Sessions to share ideas, information and help. This can be connecting point on a global scale to further explore the ideas.

    http://www.facebook.com/gro...­

    Posted by Jay S. December 12, 2012
  • Dave D.'s Photo

    This looks like a fun night. I hope to be there.
    Some friends started something called CreatorCamp. You may want to organize one in Nashville. I think you'll love the idea: http://creatorcamp.pbworks....­ Cheers.

    Posted by Dave D. December 6, 2012
  • Kyle B.'s Photo

    Thoughts on Location?

    Posted by Kyle B. December 5, 2012
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    • Kyle B.'s Photo

      I like the idea of it being some place with food, but David and Tom raise good options. Digital Nashville has hosted events at both venues. By all means, contact CentreSource & ESpaces

      Posted by Kyle B. December 5, 2012
    • Kyle B.'s Photo

      I think the ideal location also depends on how large of a group we have.

      Posted by Kyle B. December 6, 2012

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