Changing The World--One Person at a Time - Joel grew up the son of a New York City police officer, but took a different journey than much of his family—choosing teaching and learning over law enforcement. Joel talks about that unexpected journey, which led him to essential discoveries about how one becomes a dynamic leader. He shares stories from the past about the power of recognizing opportunities and taking
risks, and offers mentoring advice about how to define who you are, define who you are for others and become a person of influence. http://wp.lps.org/sjoel/
The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture - Pipher will explore the deluge tidal of information, including a great deal of traumatic information about the fate of Mother Earth that we are confronted with daily. Yet our
basic equipment—our bodies and brains—have not changed since the Neolithic Era. We simply are not built to respond well. The Green Boat posits a trauma to transcendence cycle that begins with awareness and leads first to resilient coping and then in many people to what I call a transcendent response. http://www.marypipher.net/Mary_Pipher/Home
Anything is Possible--and That's the Problem. Or Is It? - Who would ever think that believing any and all things are possible—could be a bad
thing? For someone struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), it proves to be
both a blessing—and a curse, as sharp focus combined with an ambitious imagination to
forge a potent belief system that, no matter how far fetched or seemingly impossible,
becomes what can sometimes be an all too authentic reality. Here, Khara shares an
insider’s view of the unique challenges of living with OCD and, along with some humorous
anecdotes, explores the value of a broadened perspective.
Be True to Yourself - Butler will discuss his life in education which began with his childhood on a horse farm, then to formal degrees from some of the most recognized institutions in the United States, teaching in the higher education system and ultimately landed him on the high plains of
Nebraska south of Chadron. Butler Professional
Farrier School attracts students from across the
United States and from several foreign countries.
As he’s followed his dream of helping people
help horses, Butler has learned that when you’re
true to yourself, your involvement in education
reflects you and your values. http://dougbutler.com/about-doug-butler
Time, Intensity, and Patience - My 5 year-old daughter Alexis was the victim of abusive head trauma when she was 14 months-old, leaving her with a severe traumatic brain injury. Since
her injury, she has undergone nearly 3,000 hours of specialized, intensive rehabilitation, helping her regain abilities and independence that medical professionals believed she would never have.
Art as Gift - Giving has become a huge part of our economy. Our world used to be ruled by
production and advertising, but now we’re
becoming a gift-based economy, where the
artist rules the day, and “business as usual”
gets left in the dust. Andrew will be speaking
about his own personal giving challenge,
and how giving has transformed business—and the world as we know it—for good.
The Power of BIG Experiences, Experience Matters - We learn by doing, seeing, touching, feeling, being a part of something. We learn from the experiences we create and the experiences
that create us. Einstein once said, “The only
source of knowledge is experience.” But if
experiences are so important to our growth
and happiness, so vital to how we learn and
live, why do we not do a better job at mapping
out the experiences we want to create? How
can we become more deliberate in creating
experiences that matter to us? Ardinger will
speak about the Power of Big Experiences
and offer a motivational journey and a “how
to guide” to help create experiences that
Bitnificance--The Rise of Information Currency and Data as a Commodity - Technology and society trends suggest a marked shift towards the explicit pricing of information. Such trends include the ability to conduct transactions anywhere via mobile credit card readers through the bulk purchase of social network information.
Augeri will examine how such changes are affecting individuals with respect to their personal information, and how these changes are affecting the behavior of commercial organizations.
What if Being Safe is Overrated? - Often, when I start telling people about the day I jumped out of an airplane they ask me, “But why jump out of a perfectly good airplane?” Riggs wonders, “What are we all missing out on when we sit quietly with our seat belts securely fastened around our waists? And what if being safe is overrated?”
The Evolution of Beatbox - Taylor will be speaking about and demonstrating the evolution of beatboxing, how the art form is spreading like wildfire with just a few clicks of a mouse, and how he’s used beatboxing to build bridges between people.
Originality Your Way - Originality is the new black…or at least this decade’s latest buzzword. But what is it, really? How do we achieve it? Even for people who swear by their lack of creativity, there are many gateways into living this kind of full, juicy, satisfying life. Follow your internal compass and go in the direction that’s the most authentic for yourself.
Diagnosed with PTSD and MDD, and Managing to Get a PhD - In 2007, diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and severe clinical depression, Helen’s health caused her life to take a major detour. Since then Fagan has learned how to effectively navigate the ups and downs
while pursuing a PhD in Leadership with a 4.0 GPA. She will share the pain, lessons and insights in hopes of inspiring others to open their minds to new possibilities.
Empowering Young People to Repair the World - This talk will stem around my experiences in
Holocaust education and teaching Literature of
the Holocaust in Lincoln, Nebraska, as well as
the work I do with my global nonprofit in Rwanda. Through anecdotes and personal examples, I want to explain why the world is in good hands with this up-and-coming generation, so long as we do the right things to help prepare them.
How Saying Yes Can Change Your Life! - As a former writer and English major, I’m amazed at the ability a writer has to craft a compelling story that sucks a reader into the pages. Typically,
this is accomplished by what the characters say “Yes” to: Yes to the relationship, yes to taking the journey, yes to answering the door. How do
the words “Yes” and “No” shape our lives, open opportunities, and craft our life’s story? This talk is a discovery of the power of these two simple
Bulgarian Punk Education - Many of us think we have a grasp on what diversity means in the world, and what it means to us from our spot on the gameboard of Earth. But a passport and the right attitude can change all that in meaningful ways, and will mean everything for Midwestern students.
AAhn of Omaha was named winner of the 2012
Max and Lillie Larsen Young Artist Award. The competition was hosted by the Nebraska Chamber Players. Seven students, representing grades 9-12 and three Nebraska communities, participated in the competition. The Larsens
established the competition to recognize outstanding talent and performance on strings and to provide an opportunity for gifted string players to compete and demonstrate their ability to perform. Ahn will have the opportunity to perform with the Nebraska Chamber
Players during the 2012-2013 season. At TEDxLincoln, she will share a few words about her musical interests and perform a number for the audience.
TEDxLincoln Program Outline
10:00 AM – Noon
TED Video The Danger of a Single Story,
Pat Leach (book review),
LUNCH Noon – 1:00 PM
1:00 – 2:45 PM
Pat Leach (book review),
TED Video What Adults Can Learn from Kids,
BREAK 2:45 – 3:15
3:15 – 5:00 PM
TED Video Music as a Language,
Pat Leach (book review),
Boots and Cats is the first and only female a cappella group at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Established in 2011, the group consists of sixteen undergraduate women from all areas of campus. The cats sing a variety of styles, ranging from jazz to top 40 music. They paid a surprise visit to the 2012 TEDxLincoln stage. We think you’ll enjoy their song.
Pat Leach is Director of Libraries for the City of Lincoln, Nebraska. Each year she makes it a practice to read nearly all of the titles on the American Library Association Notable Books list. Her book reviews at TEDxLincoln are chosen from that list. The books reviewed include "Thinking Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman, "The Emperor of All Maladies, A Biography of Cancer" by Siddharta Mukherjee, and "Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President" by Candice Millard.