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Theme: What are we waiting for?

This event occurred on
May 1, 2011
5:30pm - 10:00pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
Columbia, MO
United States

Our event is a celebration of Ideas as the beginnings of the shape of the worlds to come.
The world as we would have be. Ideas as the beginnings of the people we would become.
Our event seeks to explore what bridges our ideas in mind and our ideas in action and to
encourage all participants to begin that process.

Ragtag Cinema
10 Hitt Street
Columbia, MO, 65201
United States
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

KC Baker

Spokeswoman for Planet Earth Visionary. Director. Dancer. Actress. On a mission to bring the pleasure and the play into the way sustainability practices and emerging green technologies are presented through art and media. Video debut May 2011. Professional coach for women committed to transforming the world through their creativity and spoken word. Full time employee of some very large red rocks.

John Ikerd

John was raised on a small dairy farm in southwest Missouri and received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri. He worked in private industry for a time and spent thirty years in various professorial positions at North Carolina State University, Oklahoma State University, University of Georgia, and the University of Missouri before retiring in early 2000. Since retiring, he spends most of his time writing and speaking on issues related to sustainability with an emphasis on economics and agriculture. Ikerd is author of Sustainable Capitalism, A Return to Common Sense, Small Farms are Real Farms, Crisis and Opportunity: Sustainability in American Agriculture and A Revolution of the Middle, on line at

Nicole Marquez

Nicole Marquez is a Mississippi native with a very special love for the arts. Nicole began dance class when she was three and was cast in the Emmy Award-winning children’s show, Funnybones, produced by Mississippi ETV when she was ten years old. In high school, Nicole worked in theatre, TV and radio.She graduated from St. Joseph Catholic School in 2001. Nicole attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where she majored in Theatre and minored in Dance.In Jan. 2008, Nicole moved to New York to continue her career and to pursue her dream of being a “triple-threat” on Broadway. Sometimes things don’t turn out the way you plan. Nicole suffered a tragic accidental fall six stories from the roof of her apartment building. Her injuries were life-threatening, severe and debilitating. Some people facing her long, daunting road back would have given up on their dream but Nicole immediately shifted her focus to one of hope, hard work and a long road of rehabilitation.Nicole is not only teaching, acting and choreographing but is also pursuing a career in motivational speaking. Her mantra is and remains - You Can’t Stop This Dancer.

Organizing team


Columbia, MO, United States