Shown here are all TEDxBloomington attendees who registered by March 8, 2013 together with the subjects they like 313 subject nodes in colors. People are linked via popular topics. The resulting bi-modal network has 508 nodes connected by 553 edges. It is dominated by the “Technology” (listed 33 times), “Education” (21), “Art” (13), “Design” (12), “Health” (11) nodes. Sizes of subject nodes and labels correspond to the number of attendees who listed them. The densely connect core of the network, also called giant component, is surrounded by smaller networks. For a long time, only one person wanted to talk about “Beer” and this was the only subject he wanted to talk about (top center). Only recently, another registration interconnected “Beer” with “Startups” and from there to other people and subjects in the network. Portraits of the speakers from this year’s conference are placed by their subjects of interest. A listing of all subjects and their counts is given in the lower left.