Grab your TEDxACU gift bag, program, and a light breakfast before the day begins.
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
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!
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
Enjoy lunch and great conversation with other TEDxACU attendees.
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.
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.
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