I think you're hitting on this with the idea of creating TEDx-like events (MIXx? MIXt?), but there should be other opportunities too. So much of the MIX activity is pointed up. We submit ideas to the one site. We listen to the Mavericks. We admire the prize winners. Even at the Mashup event (which was phenomenal!!!), we the audience sat there and looked at the experts for 8 hours. You guys are nailing it when it comes to centralized, expert-based content. But it's weak on leveraging the expertise in the periphery. We need more structures for building relationships among us. Create some sandboxes where the rest of us can play, both virtually and in person. Give us some clear guidelines on what makes it a MIX thing, and then let us go.