Doors Open: 12:30 p.m.

Session 1: Turning the Tide in Our World (1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)


  • Meg Olmert: “Sit. Stay. Heal. New Rules for the Human-Animal Bond
  • Mike Arms: “Crossing the Milk Sea.”
  • Kaitlin Thomas: “The Shadow Journey – Crossing the Border” 
  • Frank Bond: “The Freedom Riders: Coming Together to Change the World”
  • Mary Yerrick: “Paying It Forward: Mentoring Around the World”
  • Kevin Martin: “The Birth of the Steel Drum”

~~Beverage Break: 3:00- 3:30 p.m.~~

Session 2: Turning the Tide on a Personal Level (3:30 – 5:30 p.m.)

  • Tynesha McClain:  Science Cheerleaders and Why the World Needs Us
  • Richard Thorp: The End of Cancer as a Deadly Disease
  • The TEDxChesterRiver Student Innovation Team: Digital Me
  • Robbie Blinkoff: “Is That an Anthropologist in My Pocket?”
  • Robbi Behr and Matt Swanson: The Odd Logic of Collaboration: When Yes Means No and No Means Yes.

~~Happy Hour Cocktail Reception: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.~~

The order of speakers is subject to change.