TEDx WakeForestU

Happy Black and Gold Friday, Deac families!  Yesterday I got my first peek at the lineup for the annual TEDx conference.  This is a student-run event and always a big hit. If you find you’ll be in Winston-Salem on Saturday, February 18th, you want to be sure to attend. Details below.

Do you watch TED talks, Deac families?  Would love to know some of your favorites – maybe to feature in a future Daily Deac (email parents@nullwfu.edu).  This one is my all time favorite – Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (as an introvert, this resonated hugely. Her book is great as well).

Hope your Deacs will support TEDx WakeForestU – or that you can attend as well.  Have a great weekend!

TEDxWakeForestU 2017
The Power of Curiosity
Saturday, February 18, 2017
12:30 pm 
Wait Chapel
Wake Forest University
Speakers at TEDxWakeForestU 2017 include:
Story Musgrave was a NASA astronaut for over 30 years and has flown on six spaceflights. Before becoming an astronaut, he worked as an electrician, a mathematician, a computer programmer, a mechanic, a pilot, and a surgeon. Musgrave also served in Korea with the U.S. Marines. Today, he operates a palm farm in Orlando, FL, a production company in Sydney, and a sculpture company in Burbank, CA. He is also a landscape architect, a concept artist with Walt Disney Imagineering, an innovator with Applied Minds Inc., and a professor of design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
Otto Bell is the director of over 15 documentary films which have taken him all over the world. Most recently, he directed “The Eagle Huntress”, a documentary about a 13-year-old Mongolian girl who challenges the male-dominated Kazakh tradition of male eagle hunters. He is also the founder of “Courageous,” CNN’s new innovative brand studio.
Amelia Dunlop is a principal at Doblin, Monitor Deloitte’s design-led innovation practice. She focuses on how organizations design and build their innovation capabilities. She is also the head of the Deloitte Strategy practice for the Insurance sector and the global leader of the Innovation Capability building platform.
Jeremy Cage is an optimistic and energetic leader with a 30 year track record of delivering profitable business growth. He has spent 16 years of his career at Procter & Gamble, and 10 years at PepsiCo as Chief Marketing Officer of the International Foods business and Senior Vice President of the Global Snacks business. Cage is now President of the Cage Group – a Strategy, Marketing, and Innovation firm designed to help businesses and organizations unleash their full potential.
Ever Lee Hairston serves on the Board of Directors for the National Federation of the Blind. Born to sharecropping parents on the Cooleemee Plantation in Davie County, North Carolina, Hairston grew up in the segregated South and was active in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Now, decades after losing her eyesight, she devotes tireless hours to helping others realize their lives have purpose as they reach their full potential in spite of obstacles.
Anna Cianci is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Wake Forest University School of Business. Her academic research primarily focuses on judgment and decision making behavior in financial accounting and auditing settings. She has been published in numerous journals, including: Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory; Accounting, Organizations and Society; and the Journal of Applied Psychology.
Joe Callahan is CEO of Ciright Companies, TriState HVAC, and a number of other technology firms. He has successfully helped organizations align their processes and goals with employee needs and incentives by revitalizing their supervisory IT platforms. In addition, Callahan works to help companies and organizations familiarize themselves with the technology that can revolutionize their business. He is the recipient of the 2017 Alumni Entrepreneur Award at Drexel University and the 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Technology Award.
LaChina Robinson is an analyst and reporter for college and professional basketball games on ESPN, Fox Sports 1, and WNBA. A former Demon Deacon, Robinson was a four-year starter on the Wake Forest University women’s basketball team. In 2008, she founded Stretch Beyond, a consulting firm where she implements student-athlete development curriculum, team-building activities and people-building strategies for collegiate sports programs.
WFU and Wake Health students, faculty, and staff: FREE with Wake ID
General public: $15.00
All attendees are required to register.
TEDxWakeForestU is an independently organized event licensed by TED.

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