One of the hottest conferences of the year, TED (Technology, Education, Design) in Monterey CA sells out a year in advance.
"Each year, TED hosts some of the world’s most fascinating people: Trusted voices and convention-breaking mavericks, icons and geniuses. The talks they deliver have had had such a great impact, we thought they deserved a wider audience."
On you next break or lunch time, plug in those speakers and listen to a TEDtalk. Try Al Gore, Tony Robbins, Malcolm Gladwell etc.