Visions of Idea

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We'll have video of presenters along soon, but until then check out stills from last week's Idea Conference. We kept Twitter stocked during, so check back if you want to see highlights from each talk.

Photos by Rick Maiman.

Editor Teressa Iezzi issues the general convocation and call to order
Editor Teressa Iezzi issues the general convocation and call to order
Blake Mycoskie, founder and chief shoe giver of TOMS Shoes, explains his company's give-one-get-one model
Blake Mycoskie, founder and chief shoe giver of TOMS Shoes, explains his company's give-one-get-one model
Grant Achatz, chef/owner of Alinea, speaks about his experience developing the aesthetic of his restaurant
Grant Achatz, chef/owner of Alinea, speaks about his experience developing the aesthetic of his restaurant
Here, Achatz explains the functional lime table settings, which are utilized if a customer orders a specific dessert. The server then pierces the plastic wrap around the lime and adds the juice to the dish.
Here, Achatz explains the functional lime table settings, which are utilized if a customer orders a specific dessert. The server then pierces the plastic wrap around the lime and adds the juice to the dish.
Frank Weber, global vehicle line executive and global chief engineer of the Chevrolet Volt explains where the Volt ranks among household appliances
Frank Weber, global vehicle line executive and global chief engineer of the Chevrolet Volt explains where the Volt ranks among household appliances
Weber went on to stress the importance General Motors is placing on the Volt, asserting proposed mergers wouldn't affect the vehicle's appearance in 2010
Weber went on to stress the importance General Motors is placing on the Volt, asserting proposed mergers wouldn't affect the vehicle's appearance in 2010
Achatz signed copies of his book, which were given to attendees
Achatz signed copies of his book, which were given to attendees
The guys from TerraCycle show off their recycled wares
The guys from TerraCycle show off their recycled wares
Eric Ryan, brand architect and co-founder, Method explains this product, which, he mentioned, looks like a sex toy
Eric Ryan, brand architect and co-founder, Method explains this product, which, he mentioned, looks like a sex toy
Alan Cross, senior program director, Splice Interactive and host of The Ongoing History of New Music explained how our relationship to music, both as a product and as an experience, is changing
Alan Cross, senior program director, Splice Interactive and host of The Ongoing History of New Music explained how our relationship to music, both as a product and as an experience, is changing
Luciana Ribeiro and Viviana Castellano, two students from Columbia University, attended the conference
Luciana Ribeiro and Viviana Castellano, two students from Columbia University, attended the conference
Joe Ippolito and Vanessa Adams of Yahoo! watch from Terminal 5's balcony
Joe Ippolito and Vanessa Adams of Yahoo! watch from Terminal 5's balcony
Charles Renfro, a partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, illuminates the secret lives of all those people in architectural comps
Charles Renfro, a partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, illuminates the secret lives of all those people in architectural comps
Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle, explains how his company is cornering the market on garbage and turning it into a desirable commodity
Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle, explains how his company is cornering the market on garbage and turning it into a desirable commodity
Jason Anello, ideologist at Yahoo! explains the Flickr bike
Jason Anello, ideologist at Yahoo! explains the Flickr bike
And now, for a musical interlude, DJ Earworm on the concept of a mashup
And now, for a musical interlude, DJ Earworm on the concept of a mashup
Earworm explains his technique
Earworm explains his technique
TOMS shoes on display
TOMS shoes on display
Robert Kalin, founder of Etsy explores how Etsy sellers benefit society at large, and how to build a protective framework around their efforts
Robert Kalin, founder of Etsy explores how Etsy sellers benefit society at large, and how to build a protective framework around their efforts
Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of One Laptop Per Child explains OLPC's aims and achievements so far
Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of One Laptop Per Child explains OLPC's aims and achievements so far
Negroponte shows off OLPC 2.0, the next iteration of his inexpensive learning laptop
Negroponte shows off OLPC 2.0, the next iteration of his inexpensive learning laptop
Ian Yolles of Nau briefs the crowd on the history of his company, which was recently reborn after going out of business earlier in the year
Ian Yolles of Nau briefs the crowd on the history of his company, which was recently reborn after going out of business earlier in the year
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