What is the Idea Map
and How to Submit an Idea
The 2013 Krost Symposium includes a challenge for our incoming class: come up with an idea and a plan to change something for the better in our community. We have defined community broadly to include the campus and the Seguin area in general. Now, we are looking for challenges to pose to groups of students for a month of innovative thinking… and the possibility of winning a $500 grant of seed money to bring their idea to full realization.
We are looking for your ideas for things that we, as a community, could do better. Not complaints, but challenges we should ask the students to take on. We welcome your suggestions for something you think needs to be done, and could be done with people and resources we can generate in our community.
When you submit an idea, please be sure to connect it with the puzzle it would help to solve. That is, if you think Seguin needs a bike trail, tell us also that you are a bicyclist and you want safer places to ride, or that you are concerned about the rate of obesity in town and want to encourage people to be more active. The student groups need to know the underlying motivation behind your idea because they may come up with a path you hadn’t thought of to get to the same outcome.
We’re not looking for a new technology to take TLU students to Jupiter. Challenges need to be of a scope that people working together in our area can realize with minimal engagement of expensive experts.
Questions? Contact Us!
TLU Communication Studies Associate Professor
2013 Krost Symposium Committee
Submit Your Idea!
Have a great idea for improving your community? Just fill out the form below!
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Put Your Idea On The Map
Submit Your Ideas Starting Now. Deadline is Oct. 7, 2013.
They can be framed as challenge, puzzle, problem. We realize you may be frustrated, but we would rather you take your thinking beyond the level of complaint.
The outcome must benefit more than one person in our community.
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People in our community must be able to actually accomplish what is proposed.