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UP Alumni In The News 5.4.11

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Image courtesy of larryjthorson/flickr

Happy first Wednesday in May! We hope you caught yesterday’s latest speaker announcement – we are particularly proud to be bringing Dr. Anthony Atala to Houston.

As always, UP speakers past and present continue to make news. Below are some of this week’s biggest stories.

With gas prizes on the rise and summer vacations looming, U.S. News took a look at “Why $4 Gas Makes Consumers Freak Out” and cited a fantastic New York Times op-ed from way back in 2008 authored by UP 09 speaker Dan Ariely that is suddenly very timely again.

UP 08 speaker Malcolm Gladwell explained to The Atlantic why he is almost always 24 hours behind the news cycle. It was also announced that Gladwell’s work will be featured in a new sports and pop culture website being launched by ESPN’s The Sports Guy, aka Bill Simmons.

Also from The Atlantic, they’ve announced thatUP 10 speaker Richard Florida’s position as a senior editor there is expanding. Atlantic Media is now launching a website based on his work and vision, and if you’re in the job market, they’re looking for an editor.

UP 10 speaker David Pogue closed out the news cycle on Apple’s “Locationgate” in a write up on his blog.

Luis Von Ahn, another UP 10 speaker and inventor of reCAPTCHA has announced his next venture. A new site called Duolingo that will work on translations and help users learn new languages.

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UP Alumni in the News 4.27.11

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

In addition to our big speaker announcement yesterday, our former speakers continue to be front and center in the news!

Fast Company profiled the “Visioneering” process through which UP 09 speaker Peter Diamandis’ X Prize Foundation decides on its next conquests. A-listers ranging from James Cameron to Eric Schmidt to Will.I.Am attend the unique session to fight for their favorite topics and vet others’ ideas.

Turning from the future to come to the future that hasn’t come to pass, The Economist cited UP 10 speaker Luis von Ahn in an article comparing Hollywood’s predictions of man vs machine to the actual state of affairs.

The Baltimore Sun gave a nod to UP 10 speaker Richard Florida in its examination of a new trend in work – the digital nomad. Dream of living anywhere you want? Working from the beach, the mountains, or great coffee shops around the world with free wifi? Don’t miss this article.

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Keep It UP!

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Thank you to everyone who joined us at UP 2010. Every year we are truly amazed at the discoveries shared on our stage and the connections made both within the audience and between attendees and speakers. And, without a doubt our favorite part is hearing about the ideas sparked over the course of the day.

Now it is up to all of us to keep it UP! It is our goal to make The UP Experience a year round inspiration, a community where exploration, innovation and entrepreneurship are happening every day.

Please post comments here and contact us at sheryl@theUPexperience.com to share how you are staying UP, and let us know how we can help! We’ll be using this blog and a few other means to keep things going in the coming months. Check back for more news on how to stay connected and involved.

Follow your favorite speakers on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and visit their websites and blogs to get the latest news on their work. And, don’t forget about us at UP!

The UP Experience:

On the web: www.theupexperience.com

Twitter: @theupexperience

Facebook: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6845346571

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/theUPexperience1

Linked In: www.linkedin.com/company/the-up-experience

Michael Eisner:

On the web: www.michaeleisner.com

Dan Buettner:

On the web: www.danbuettner.com (check out the bottom right-hand side of the site to sign up for Dan’s newsletter)

Twitter: @BlueZones

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlueZonesFans

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/LongevityBlueZones

David Pogue:

On the web: www.davidpogue.com

Twitter: @Pogue

Facebook: www.facebook.com/#!/davidpoguereporter

Blog: pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/Pogue

Luis Von Ahn:

On the web: www.cs.cmu.edu/~biglou/ www.captcha.net www.google.com/recaptcha

Twitter: @LuisvonAhn

Facebook: www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Luis-von-Ahn/108254389203470

Blog: vonahn.blogspot.com/

Adora Svitak:

On the web: www.adorasvitak.com

Twitter: @adorasv

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/adorasvitek

Blog: www.adorasvitak.com/Blog.html

Gracie Cavnar:

On the web: www.recipe4success.org

Twitter: @r4shouston

Facebook: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=28801743072

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/graciecavnar

Blogs: recipe4success.org/blogs-page.html

Steve Thomas:

On the web:  www.stevethomashome.com

Kevin Kelly:

On the web: www.kk.org

Twitter: @kevin2kelly

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Kevin2Kelly

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/Kevin2Kelly

Blogs: www.kk.org/blogs/index.php

Wendy Schiller:

On the web: http://research.brown.edu/research/profile.php?id=10069

Richard Florida:

On the web: www.creativeclass.com

Twitter: @Richard_Florida

Facebook: www.facebook.com/whosyourcity

David Eagleman:

On the web: www.eagleman.com

Twitter: @davideagleman

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/David-Eagleman/268610971548

Jessica Jackley:

On the web: www.kiva.org/ www.profounder.com/

Twitter: @jessicajackley @kiva @teamprofounder

Facebook: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=28801743072#!/kiva   http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=28801743072#!/ProFounder

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/kivamicrofunds

James Maas:

On the web: www.powersleep.org

Bill Nye:

On the web: www.billnye.com

Twitter: @TheScienceGuy

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Bill-Nye-The-Science-Guy-Official-Fan-Page/48947135361?ref=mf

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/TheRealBillNye

Dennis Littky:

On the web: www.bigpicture.org – check out “stay informed” to sign up for the newsletter

Twitter: @Dennis_Littky @bigpiclearning

Facebook: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1357843955&ref=nf

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/bplearning

Shawn Achor:

On the web: www.shawnachor.com – newsletter sign up on the left

Twitter@shawnachor

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/sachor

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