Music by Brotha James Musical Performance: The Power of Passion, Purpose and Gratitude
Connecting to our passions and developing a deep purpose is one of the best investments we can make in our lives. Through his musical message brotha James will help you uncover your passions, connect to your purpose and leave you with a deep sense of gratitude. You can expect high energy uplifting musical performance and crowd interaction.
NMC President Tim Nelson Introduction
Michele Borba Empathy is a Verb
Educational psychologist and author, Michele Borba, shares her decade-long journey to discover how to optimize human potential. Surprisingly,it was children from Canada to Rwanda who offered the three best ideas to cultivate empathy. The best news: if applying those simple strategies together we can revolutionize society and build the best investment for our future: human capital.
Tony Anderson The Good Stuff
Can hope in the heart of a child break a cycle of poverty and solve societal issues like unemployment, minimum wage and affordable housing?
John Perkins An Economic Hit Man Confesses and Calls for Action
John Perkins describes the methods he used to bribe and threaten the heads of state of countries on four continents in order to create a global empire and he reveals how the leaders who did not “play the game” were assassinated or overthrown. He brings us up to date about the way the economic hit man system has spread from developing countries to the US, Europe, and the rest of the world and offers a strategy for turning this around. “Each of us,” he says, “can participate in this exciting revolution. We can transform a system that is consuming itself into extinction into one that is sustainable and regenerative.”
10:15 – 10:45 AM
10:45 – 11:40 AM
Kyle Skarshaug Musical Performance
Major General Mike Lehnert Where are the leaders we need right now?
Are the answers closer than we think?
Jimmie Briggs Failing Forward
Failure is an opportunity which social activists and entrepreneurs cannot be afraid to embrace. Through a personal tragedy, Jimmie Briggs will share hard-earned lessons on how failing can create the opportunity for transformation, sustainability and happiness.
Diana Fairbanks Breaking the News Cycle Long time television news anchor Diana Fairbanks begins asking the tough questions of her own industry and in the process finds the courage to walk away from a system that isn’t all that it appears to be, in an effort to truly serve the community and find a more authentic and fulfilling life.
11:40 AM – 12:40 PM
1 hour lunch break.
12:40 – 2:00 PM
E-Minor Musical Performance
Marc Dunkelman Why You’re the Reason Washington’s Broken
More than a decade in the nation’s capital convinced Marc J. Dunkelman that politics isn’t broken because of money or lobbyists or gerrymandering or filibusters. The root cause is bound up in how ordinary people invest their time and attention. The people we choose to connect with have a powerful impact on whether we solve big problems. And we’re choosing to connect with different people than any previous generation.
Jake Bright From TC, to Tech, to TEDx: The Next Africa’s RE-EVolutionAcross Africa, business, investment, technology, artists, entrepreneurs, and innovative leaders are transforming many countries. Traverse City native Jake Bright discusses how TEDxTraverseCity RE-Evolution themes of Citizenship, Contribution, Community, and Courage shaped him growing up and led him to write an award winning book on those same principles reshaping a continent.
Micki Berg, PhD, PCC Ageless Wisdom – Explore Your Untapped Potential
If you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford I [line break] If you think you are old and washed up, you are! – Dr. Micki Berg [line break] Generativity (Erik Erikson) is a term for the primary developmental task of caring for and contributing to the life of the next generation. Aging with positivity, personal growth, and sharing your accumulated experience and wisdom versus stagnation is a choice. At the age of 50, I chose adventure. At the age of 73, I reap the benefits of my choice every day. Which path do you choose?
Laura Asiala The Five Habits of Effective Global CitizensThe most profound learning experiences can come through service to others. In her talk, “The Five Habits of Effective Global Citizens,” Laura Asiala gleans from such experiences the practices of individuals and companies, working in communities at home and abroad, to address the most challenging problems of our time.
2:00 – 2:30 PM
2:30 – 3:30 PM
Levi Britton Musical Performance
James Goebel You Need to Foster the Power of JoyJoy is a powerful force that can bring about positive change in the world. I challenge you to be mindful about fostering joy.
Jonathan Williams Failure, Isolation & Change
The founder of Failure:Lab digs into authentic storytelling, adapting to change, and reconnecting with your community in a digital world.
Closing Remarks 3:30-3:40 PM
Meet-up @ Cambria Suites 3:45 PM
Meet-up @ Workshop Brewery 6:00 PM
$1 off the first beer for TEDx attendees!