Dr. Kelly Bloom mesmerized the audience as she described a spontaneous game of catch she once played with a polar bear. She champions travel as a way to achieve liminality, an in-between state where we can experiment with self and grow.
"As I gave my fears faces, I had the power to control them."
Kyle Kesterson, fear: foe or friend?
Kyle shared how his discovery of the artwork of Alex Pardee helped him through a dark period and helped him find his own creative voice. You can see life through Kyle's eyes here: https://www.facebook.com/KyleThePhotographer
"Imagine every grain of sand, from every beach, blowing around
In a giant sandstorm. That's the Internet." Nick berry
In addition to educating the crowd about the magnitude of a zettabyte of data, he gave practical advice for protecting data in the Internet-sized sandstorm: 1. Don't be predictable. 2. Use distinct passwords. 3. Use dual-form authentication.
"Every animal, every plant has drugs encoded in their DNA."
Dr. Jim Olson
Dr. Jim Olson is on a mission to give children and their families real hope when faced with brain cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The talk marked the official launch of his Project Violet: