Lifetime learning is a treasured core value here at The Royce CPA Firm. And so when TEDxTucson announced the 5th annual conference, [r]evolution, we jumped at the chance to attend! It took place at the Berger Theater on September 21st, and featured talks by 12 of Tucson’s most dynamic thought leaders. Here’s a snippet of what we learned and what we were inspired by!
Hundreds of TEDx enthusiasts met at the Berger Theater to explore “ideas worth spreading.” Those ideas ran the gamut from French architecture to galaxy exploration! Other lectures discussed civil society, tiny houses, mining, and creativity itself. In addition to conventionally styled TEDx talks, we were treated to a full schedule of mini seminars, music by the folk/rock duo Ryanhood, and even a Lucha Libre Mexican masked wrestling demonstration. If you haven’t yet seen this style of wrestling, it’s definitely worth taking a look!
Janelle Briggs: Stackhouse Shipping Containers
One of the TEDx talks we were most excited to attend was given by one of our favorite clients, the wonderful Janelle Briggs. Janelle explained the fundamental concept behind Stackhouse, a real estate development company that has the lofty goal of making homeownership more affordable and accessible. Stackhouse is also revolutionizing the core of downtown living. Here’s how it works:
- The core structure of a small footprint building is placed in a downtown area.
- Homebuyers purchase a Stackhouse made from a shipping container for the price point of a mid-range SUV.
- The Stackhouse is placed into the building within 90 days.
- Homeowners move in and enjoy lower bills with solar energy and rainwater catching.
- When the homeowners are ready to move, the Stackhouse can be removed and transported to another Stackhouse building anywhere in the world!
Imagine never having to pack up and leave your home again, yet still be able to live in different, exciting cities around the world! At The Royce CPA Firm, we’re excited about Janelle’s revolutionary idea and grateful to her and the other TEDx speakers for indulging our curiosity and helping us remain lifetime learners!
At The Royce CPA Firm, we greatly value lifelong learning, which is why we’re dedicated to helping our clients learn more about their finances and taxes. Our CPAs work with individuals, businesses, and nonprofits throughout the Tucson area. New and current clients can request an appointment by calling (520) 321-4626 or scheduling online.