Back in ye olde 2011, I somehow decided it would be a great idea to become the event director and creative director of the first TEDxAmericasFinestCity (San Diego, CA, arguably). I came up with the overall theme ("Get Your Fix") and, working within the branding standards of TED, created all materials for promotion as well as the event itsself. I also found and contacted the presenters, held many meetings in empty buildings, organized volunteer duties, and felt very important for about 5 seconds in my life. Oh also there was no budget.