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WorldChanging: Update From Ian Bryan

WorldChanging Heats Up Go back to April of 2017. We were midway through logging a documentary film project for 7 Mindsets, and I found myself glued to the screen, scrubbing through video of the same interview over and over. Like many of our on-location shoots, this project was filmed in a school. And while educators almost…

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Conversations about changing the world

“The kind of conversation I like is one in which you are prepared to emerge a slightly different person” ~Theodore Zeldin I’ve always been inspired by the way our species has learned to live side-by-side, despite our wildly different realities. It is, perhaps, the greatest feat of evolution. I also believe that this reality-diversity is the most…

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World-Changing at the United Nations/Nexus

Last Thursday, I was a grateful delegate to the 7th annual Nexus Global Summit. Today, I’m on fire! Because I work in conferences all year long, it is rare that I wish to attend one. I let my membership with TED lapse starting in 2011, mostly because the working group component was fading and I don’t care to spend $10K per year being…

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SEL vs EdTech

Last year I waved goodbye to the edtech marketplace. It was a tough decision, partly because I absolutely love solving problems using technology as a lever and partly because I “grew up”, professionally speaking, in edtech. Leaving the industry wasn’t just hard, it was also risky. From 2004 through 2016, I launched 67 products from over…

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Filming in Schools

  I never imagined I would work in film. Sensible City has always been rooted in storytelling, and as our storytelling approach evolved, it made sense to build out an in-house production team. So we got started and purchased our gear. Once we launched, most of our production work involved filming in schools because 80%…

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Behind the scenes – Video in Elementary School

  Last week Jen and I met the “family” at Chattahoochee Elementary in suburban Atlanta, GA. This is a school where every child comes first. You can feel it from the moment you walk in the door. Principal Barbara Vella and the entire host community left a powerful imprint on our outreach team who spent…

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What is Ian doing?

Funny. Today I found myself needing to provide a BIO to do something I’d like to do. I hadn’t been asked for a bio in many, many years. I am happy to, but I have to give it thought. We measure people by their accomplishments. My accomplishments are mostly through my last company. A few…

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Amazing Discovery at Atlanta Maker Faire

During the first days of October, 2016, people from all over the Southeast flocked to the Atlanta Maker Faire. The Maker Faire, held in Dekalb county, is a place for makers and maker-enthusiasts to show the world something new, exciting and innovative.  This year, Discovery High School of Gwinnett County has done just that. A…

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