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Past Table XI Event: October Table Talks: My Worst Idea

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October Table Talks: My Worst Idea

October 14, 2013
@ Chicago Ideas Week HQ

Dr. Linus Pauling once said “The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas, and throw the bad ones away.” As we prepare to celebrate a week of innovation and idea exchange during Chicago Ideas Week, we’d like to take a moment to salute the bad ideas you’ll never hear about. Join us as six Chicago speakers share an evening of personal stories and entertaining anectdotes spanning a wide range of topics.

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Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

BY KATE GARMEY
@ OCTOBER TABLE TALKS: MY WORST IDEA ON OCT 14, 2013

Kate Garmey is a self-proclaimed expert in the area of "bad ideas." She goes through a laundry list of her trials and triumphs, and discusses how she came to work at Table XI. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 22, 2013.

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Live for Today

BY SHAY HOWE
@ OCTOBER TABLE TALKS: MY WORST IDEA ON OCT 14, 2013

Shay Howe speaks at Chicago Ideas Week on his youthful experiences on the road as part of a rock band. He discusses isolation, perception of reality, and the importance of unplugging from your focus every once in a while in an effort to balance your life. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 5, 2013.

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Fear. Pain. Humor.

BY MARK RICKMEIER
@ OCTOBER TABLE TALKS: MY WORST IDEA ON OCT 14, 2013

In a funny story of pain and perseverence, Mark Rickmeier captures the audience's attention as he recounts the story of the one fateful highschool day that could have ended in tragedy... but didn't. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 29, 2013.

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Make It So

BY SHANNON DOWNEY
@ OCTOBER TABLE TALKS: MY WORST IDEA ON OCT 14, 2013

Shannon Downey tells us of a night she and her friends were out drinking and took pictures with a Captain Picard action figure. Upon returning home she created a Facebook fan page for the photos. What happened next resulted in Shannon exploring strange new worlds.
 
"Presentation of the Day" on November 12, 2013.
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My Worst Idea

BY PAUL PAGEL
@ OCTOBER TABLE TALKS: MY WORST IDEA ON OCT 14, 2013

Most entrepreneurs make mistakes along the way. In an illustrated presentation by 8th Light Founder and CEO, Paul Pagel shares a few of his biggest lessons. 

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Plus: A Non-Chronological Story of Gleeful Self-Deprecation

BY JC GRUBBS
@ OCTOBER TABLE TALKS: MY WORST IDEA ON OCT 14, 2013

How would you like to slip around a basement coated with laundry soap, or eat 3 cheeseburgers before riding a rollercoaster? In a hilarious retelling of personal stories, JC Grubbs recounts eight of his favorite mistakes, each one more inane than the last. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 16, 2013.

Mark Rickmeier
Chief Operating Officer , Table XI in Chicago
Paul Pagel
Co-Founder, CEO, 8th Light in Chicago
Shannon Downey
Mastastitcher, Badass Cross Stitch in Chicago
Shay Howe
Director of Product, Belly in Chicago
Kate Garmey
Director of Digital Strategy , Table XI in Chicago
JC Grubbs
CEO, DevMynd in Chicago