SmallTalks, Big Ideas. Take professional and personal development to a new level with this compelling lineup of lectures and performances from thought leaders, researchers, scientists, and artists. This day-long celebration of innovative ideas pushes the limits of possibility with a full slate of dynamic guests, including two MacArthur “Genius” Award recipients, Luis von Ahn, PhD, pioneer of the crowdsourcing movement, and Bill Strickland, founder of Grammy-winning MCG Jazz and author of Make the Impossible Possible; lifelong entrepreneur and strategic problem solver Frans Johansson, author of the international bestseller The Medici Effect; creative placemaker Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD, senior adviser to the Arts and Culture Program at the Kresge Foundation; hope expert Shane J. Lopez, PhD, architect of the Gallup Student Poll and advocate for the psychological reform of America’s education system; Distinguished Professor and scientist Dr. Rory Cooper, inventor and designer for all abilities; and transformative artist Vanessa German, multi-disciplinary creator and founder of the Love Front Porch project and more.
SmallTalks is the first day of InterActivity 2013, the Association for Children’s Museums' annual conference.
Ticket price includes admission to the InterActivity 2013 Opening Keynote by James E. Rohr, Chairman & CEO of PNC Financial Services Group, on the importance of early childhood education and PNC’s efforts to ensure access to quality early childhood education programs for all children in the communities it serves.
9:30am: InterActivity Opening Keynote
11:00am - 5:00pm: SmallTalks
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