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Joel Daniel Harris

Founder/Excutive Dreamer, TomTod Ideas in Canton, Ohio

TomTod Ideas

PRESENTED ON MAY 06, 2016
IN AKRON @ VOL 3

"Middle schoolers are not just our future. They have the ability to investigate real change, starting now."

In TomTod Ideas from PechaKucha Night Akron Vol.3, Joel Daniel Harris shares on TomTod Ideas which gives middle schoolers a serious avenue to explore creativity. Harris is the founder and Executive Dreamer of TomTod Ideas, an innovation incubator for middle school students, centered on launching students’ dreams for the common good. A Malone University alum, Harris has more than a decade of experience as an advocate for early adolescents and has served on a variety of boards and causes in his community. His work includes chairing committees for United Way and Leadership Stark County, serving as a mentor for both Canton City and Plain Local school districts, as a Service Learning Trip leader for Malone University. JDH received his Masters in 2012 from George Fox University and has been regularly honored for his work with students and in the community, including receiving the Layperson of the Year Award from the Canton Professional Educators’ Association (2014), Malone University’s Young Alumnus of the Year (2012) and as a Twenty under 40! recipient (2015).

Joel will be speaking to the underestimated abilities of middle schoolers. The best ideas often come from the places least expected. Rarely does anyone expect much of anything from a middle schooler. The fact is, though, that early adolescence, that liminal space in which middle schoolers reside, is a place of beauty, opportunity and imagination. Get ready for some stories of middle school brilliance and the chance to re-consider what we think "kids" are capable of.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday September, 12th, 2016. 

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Just Don't Do It

BY DAVID POLLARD
@ VOL 83 ON JUN 29, 2011

David Pollard first presented in Tokyo a couple of years ago, and he now updates us on what he's been up to since, and teaches us the importance of developing our creative ideas, urging us to make them real.

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

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Creating Community Glue

BY LEE ANN JOHNSON
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 20, 2012

Town Councillor, Lee Ann Johnson, talks about innovation and imagination in Gibsons, BC. Creativity is the incredible glue that holds the community together.
This presentation is in English.

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What is a Creative Director Good For?

BY RAFA BONICHON
IN BARCELONA

Mad Men are dead. Creative directors do not just get to go to parties nowadays, but as is revealed in this presentation by Rafa Bonichon, they have to be able to distinguish between what is bullshit and what is a good idea. (in Spanish)

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Logo Ideas for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

BY CHRIS ARNING
@ JAPAN GREAT CREATIVE WEEK ON OCT 28, 2013

Chris Arning from Creative Semiotics teaches us what's important in a logo. The logo for the olympics should contain something that represents the country and its heritage in a good light. He then gives us some ideas on what the logo for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 might look like.

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The Dangers of Creative Ideas

BY FRANCIS MIZIO
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 17, 2013

Francis Mizio wants to warn us about the dangers of creative ideas. To do this, he gives us the example of the Marquis of Camarasa. The Marquis was a spanish aristocrat, mad inventor, and "literary crazy," who spent his life writing a book aimed at answering the question: "Why do we push the wheelbarrow rather than pull?" (in French)

 

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Ideas for Greening Your City

BY JAMES CONWAY
@ FIT LONDON ON JUL 24, 2014

From Arup Landscape Architecture, James Conway shares some ideas for greening, how green areas in urban spaces increases life quality resulting in more sustainable cities. Ideas like vertical greening, strategic green links are some of the innovative concepts which are already being in use and improving the environment of its surroundings. 

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Idea de Comunidad, Comunidad de Ideas

BY DAVID PE√ĎA
@ VOL 38 ON NOV 27, 2014

Comunidades, ideas y espacios; ¿cómo se fusionan estos tres elementos para literalmente cambiar al mundo?. Conoce la historia de dos espacios, Café Procope y Centraal, sus "comunidades" e ideas que transformaron y transforman el mundo día a día.

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Kolba Labs: Innovation Incubation

BY GEORGE HODGE
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2014

George Hodge talks about the benefits of sharing ideas through cooperation and how Kolba Labs, a social enterprise incubator with United Nations Development Programme in Armenia.

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Processes of Making: Ideas and Risk-taking

BY ANDREW MACKENZIE
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 06, 2016

"Process is more important than outcome."

In Processes of Making: Ideas and Risk-taking at PechaKucha Night Galashiels, Vol. 4, Andrew Mackenzie presents his most recent exhibition pieces as he walks through his laborious yet captivating creative process. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017.