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Interesthink 3: Causes & Ideas


Interesthink is holding its third meetup, “Causes & Ideas”.

Modeled after TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design), Interesthink is a community-run project that aims to build a culture around the sharing of ideas. The upcoming event will feature talks by Douglas Oloughlin from Joy of Learning, Patrick Lambe from Straits Knowledge and Information & Knowledge Management Society (IKMS), Alfie Othman of Pertapis, Fong Hoe Fang from Ethos Publishing, Robert Kee from Operation Hope Foundation and Tan Puay Hoon from the Restroom Association (Singapore).

Founder of Interesthink Kelvin Quee shares that before the event proper starts, participants are welcome to pick up the microphone for lightning talk sessions of around five minutes each, which is something they’ve never tried before. You’ll also find display booths championing various causes, such as open software folks Neo FreeRunner, activist group Darfur Awareness and volunteer group First Aid Corps. Sure it’s a mixed bag, but it’s all about the sharing of causes and ideas after all.

“Causes & Ideas” will be held on 12 December 2008 from 6 to 10pm at The Pod, National Library. You can find out more about Interesthink at its wiki, or register for the event here.


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