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TEDxACU 2018 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

REGISTRATION
8:00-8:30 AM

Grab your TEDxACU gift bag, program, and a light breakfast before the day begins.


SESSON ONE
8:30-10:00 AM

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

People are complex, and so is the world we live in. Speakers in this session approach relationships and collaboration in a variety of ways to help us consider how working together might strengthen individuals and communities.

SESSION ONE SPEAKERS & PERFORMERS:

Nathan MacDonald // Repetitive Forward Motion Keeps You Moving

Speak Piece // Write, Speak, and Live Your Piece

Giewee Hammond // Girls and Boys Need STEM Education

Jeremy Walker // Heroic Journeys Begin with Bold Mentors


MORNING BREAK
10:00-10:30 AM

YOUR OWN STORIES IN SIX WORDS

Take a few minutes to grab a snack, meet someone new, and put this year's TEDxACU theme into action by sharing your own six word stories with us -- you might even see them on stage later in the day!


SESSON TWO
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

DATA, STORIES, AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE

What drives us? Session two speakers draw on a combination of research and personal experience to help us understand how both data and stories can motivate us to do more, give more, and make a difference.

SESSION TWO SPEAKERS:

Bella Glanville // The Dance Between Certainty and Uncertainty

Jeff Giddens // How Optimization Can Save the World

Steven Moore // And the Tall Trees Were Silent


LUNCH
12:00-1:00 PM

Enjoy lunch and great conversation with other TEDxACU attendees.


SESSON THREE
1:00-2:30 PM

THE ART AND ETHICS OF ADVOCACY

Advocacy is defined as "supporting a cause or proposal." Speakers in session three look at different kinds of advocacy, from sales to social justice, to consider the potential impact of becoming an advocate.

SESSION THREE SPEAKERS & PERFORMERS:

Kaylen Runyan // Bought and Sold: Trafficking in America

Michael McIntosh // Artist: The New Example of Excellence

Foundation A Cappella // Making Music. No Instruments. Just Voices.

Taylor Spencer // Knock, Knock. Who's There? Life Lessons.


AFTERNOON BREAK
2:30-3:00 PM

GAMES BUILD COMMUNITY AND CREATIVE THINKING

Take a few minutes to grab a snack and engage your mind in some friendly competition with a few TEDxACU friends.


SESSON FOUR
3:00-4:00 PM

CHANGE COMES FROM HEARING EVERY VOICE

Every voice matters. Session four speakers will wrap up our day by considering how listening to the perspectives and experiences of others can lead us to change our thoughts, assumptions, and actions in positive ways.

SESSION FOUR SPEAKERS & PERFORMERS:

Dieter Cantu // The Child Who Believed He Could

Tatiana Cordts // Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Rare, Not Impossible

Swing Cats // When in Doubt, Swing Her Out.

Wayne Jacobsen // Differences Do Not Make Us Enemies