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Theme: Growth, Identity, Conflict

This event occurred on
June 24, 2017
2:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Orlando, Florida
United States

Studio 18 Musicians - Performance
Shelley Lauten - Central Florida Commission on Homelessness
Dr. Graham Worthy - Department Chair, UCF Biology
Kay Rawlins - Orlando City Soccer / Orlando City Foundation
Dr. Albert Manero - Limbitless Solutions
Tammy Lally - The Money Coach
Chandra Arthur - Friendish
Bruce Duncan & Bina 48 - Terasem Movement
Lee Mokobe & Otter Jung-Allen - Performance
Dr. Joshua Stephany - Orange County Chief Medical Examiner
Karen Millsap - Grief Consultant
Orlando Gay Chorus - Performance

Pugh Theater @ The Dr. Philips Performing Arts Center
445 S Magnolia Ave
Orlando, Florida, 32801
United States
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Adam Hoffman

Adam Hoffmann is the Principal Consultant at HelloNimble; a design consultancy in Melbourne Florida. He is motivated by leveraging collaboration and research to gain human insights, craft stories and inspire actionable steps toward a desired future state. Adam’s diverse education from both the Art Institute of Portland and the Defense Information School paved the way for him to become a highly regarded program manager in Portland Oregon’s design community. Adam prides himself on fusing process and creativity, helping organizations reframe problems and co-create solutions that result in simple, innovative experiences for both the creator and the consumer.

Albert Manero

Dr. Albert Manero is the President of Limbitless Solutions non-profit, a direct support organization for the University of Central Florida. Limbitless Solutions is an engineering innovation company that helps children in need through the design and delivery of 3-D printed bionic limbs and disability technology that are donated to every family. The non-profit organization uses additive manufacturing to advance artistically personalized bionics and solutions for disabilities. Manero was featured in the Microsoft Collective Project for his efforts, including the award winning viral video featuring Robert Downey Jr delivering their bionic arm to young Alex Pring. At UCF he mentors students learning design and innovation skills, while coordinating university students to inspire local elementary schools to encouraging children to dream big dreams in engineering. He recently served as a Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellow with the National Academy of Engineering focused on engineering education policy considerations related to improving accessibility/inclusivity in STEM education.

BINA 48

BINA48 (Breakthrough Intelligence via Neural Architecture 48) has variously been called a sentient robot, an android, gynoid, a social robot, a cybernetic companion, and "a robot with a face that moves, eyes that see, ears that hear and a digital mind that enables conversation." BINA48, a robot owned by Martine Rothblatt's Terasem Movement, Incorporated (TMI), is designed to test two hypotheses concerning the ability to download a person's consciousness into a non-biological or nanotech body after combining detailed data about a person with future consciousness software. BINA48 is a humanoid robot, consisting of a bust-like head and shoulders mounted on a frame, developed by Hanson Robotics and released in 2010. It was modeled after Rothblatt's wife through more than one hundred hours in compiling her memories, feelings, and beliefs and is said to be able to have conversations with humans.

Bruce Duncan

Bruce Duncan has been the Managing Director of the Terasem Movement Foundation Inc. since 2004. He has worked in the field of non-profit administration and education for over 25 years. He is repsonsbile to for overseeing the mangagment and implementation of the research and educational outreach of the Lifenaut Project and other programs of the Foundation. He has taught conflict resolution at the University of Vermont and worked at Seeds of Peace, an international peace camp. He is also a filmmaker and has produced several independent films and documentaries.

Chandra Arthur

Chandra Arthur is the founder and CEO of Friendish, a fun, new app designed to help people easily make friends based on shared interests. Her commitment to assisting others in making lasting, quality friendships was born out of a personal need when she returned home from Germany after four years abroad and found it difficult to make new like-minded friends once back in the states. As a second time startup founder, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the startup landscape. Chandra is passionate about being a Black woman in tech and hopes that through Friendish, she is able to build and grow a successful, sustainable business and become a role model for young women of color who aspire to careers in tech. Chandra is also a co-founder of B.O.T (Black Orlando Tech), a group created to mobilize and support Black creatives in Central Florida. When she’s not working on Friendish, she spends most of her time with her sweet and very energetic Black Lab puppy, Trudy Garland.

Drew Yardis

Drew Yardis is an Orlando-based singer, songwriter and performer who has made a significant impact on Orlando's local music scene in his ten short years of performing

Graham Worthy

Graham Worthy is a UCF Pegasus Professor, Provosts Distinguished Professor of Biology and the Hubbs-SeaWorld Endowed Professor of Marine Mammalogy. He is also the Chair of the Department of Biology and Director of the Physiological Ecology and Bioenergetics Lab in the Department of Biology. Worthy is also the lead for the Sustainable Coastal Systems cluster and the author of the proposal that was submitted to the Faculty Cluster Initiative program.

Joshua Stephany

On June 14, 2016, Joshua D. Stephany, MD was confirmed as the Orange County Chief Medical Examiner and Division Manager of the District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office, which includes Orange and Osceola counties. While his official appointment was made June 14, 2016, Dr. Stephany was unable to attend his own appointment ceremony given his commitment to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives on June 12 at the Pulse Nightclub tragedy – just two days prior. Dr. Stephany graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science degree in medical laboratory science. He attended St. George’s University School of Medicine earning his Medical Doctor’s degree. He completed his Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center and went on to complete a forensic pathology fellowship at the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Kaleigh Baker

From a small valley in New York, Kaleigh Baker has fostered a connection with her audiences since her early days performing. Now she travels more than 300 days a year playing her bluesy blend of songwriting. Kaleigh's gypsy ancestry has started to take root in her music, melding with her rock attitude, jazz and mountain-soul influences. She continues to mold her music with every bend on her journey.

Karen Millsap

At a 29 year old, Karen suddenly became a widow when her husband was tragically murdered. After experiencing a domino effect of other losses, she became acutely aware of the overall lack of support in our society for grieving people. We are all connected through our struggles, from the death of loved ones, to life-altering illnesses, divorce, even job loss. This realization ignited Karen's desire to turn her pain into purpose and pay it forward to help others. Karen is the CEO (Chief Empathy Officer) of Egency, a firm that helps organizations create a human-centric culture with compassion and empathy. She's also the author of the upcoming book, Now What? and founder of Well Now Global Retreats.

Kay Rawlins

Kay Rawlins is a Founder and Owner of the Orlando City Soccer Club where she serves as the VP of Community Relations and President of the Foundation. She is on the Community Leadership Council for the Howard Phillips Center, and is a board member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, Cannonball Kids cancer, Central Florida Foundation and the Commission on Homelessness, leading the Youth Homelessness Committee. Kay was awarded 2016 Businesswoman of the Year by the Orlando Business Journal.

Lee and Otter Mokobe and Jung-Allen

Lee Mokobe is a black transqueer poet hailing from Cape Town, South Africa. His work focuses on human rights, LGBTQIA experiences and African history. He is an international award-winning slam poet with a BNV Championship under his belt. A three time TED speaker and 2015 Youngest TED Fellow. Mokobe is the founder and creative director of Vocal Revolutionaries, a non-profit literary organization that helps shape Africa's next creative youth leaders. Otter Jung-Allen is a genderqueer poet and performer raised in West Philadelphia. Their work most often centers transness, celebration for the sake of itself, and the emotion of growth. They are currently an internationally award winning artist, a 2015 Brave New Voices World Champion, the 2015 Liberty Unplugged Champion, the 2016-17 Youth Poet Laureate of Philadelphia, and the founder of the Voices of the East Coast Project.

Lee Mokobe Otter Jung-Allen

Lee Mokobe is a black transqueer poet hailing from Cape Town, South Africa. His work focuses on human rights, LGBTQIA experiences and african history. He is an international award-winning slam poet with a BNV Championship under his belt. A three time TED speaker and 2015 Youngest TED Fellow. Mokobe is the founder and creative director of Vocal Revolutionaries, a non-profit literary organization that helps shape Africa's next creative youth leaders. Otter Jung-Allen is a genderqueer poet and performer raised in West Philadelphia. Their work most often centers transness, celebration for the sake of itself, and the emotion of growth. They are currently an internationally award winning artist, a 2015 Brave New Voices World Champion, the 2015 Liberty Unplugged Champion, the 2016-17 Youth Poet Laureate of Philadelphia, and the founder of the Voices of the East Coast Project.

Lindsay Stephan

Lindsay Stephan is an Orlando based singer/songwriter. She is the vocalist for Reprieve & The Semantics.

Orlando Gay Chorus

The Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) is one of the largest mixed gay choirs in the country. Founded on Valentine’s Day in 1990, OGC has been a fixture in the Central Florida area for over 27 years. In addition to the full chorus, OGC has four small ensembles that perform at the annual concerts and cabarets, as well as at community and private events: OUTLOUD!, the oldest running ensemble; Nothin’ But Treble, the all-female ensemble; Menage, the jazz ensemble; and Spectrum, the mixed ensemble. The Orlando Gay Chorus is comprised of individuals from all walks of life, all ages, and all orientations: gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender volunteers – as well as many straight allies. OGC warmly welcomes all who would like to join them in their goal of changing hearts and minds in Central Florida and throughout the world.

Orlando Gay Chorus Gay Chorus

The Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) is one of the largest mixed gay choirs in the country. Founded on Valentine’s Day in 1990, OGC has been a fixture in the Central Florida area for over 27 years. In addition to the full chorus, OGC has four small ensembles that perform at the annual concerts and cabarets, as well as at community and private events: OUTLOUD!, the oldest running ensemble; Nothin’ But Treble, the all-female ensemble; Menage, the jazz ensemble; and Spectrum, the mixed ensemble. The Orlando Gay Chorus is comprised of individuals from all walks of life, all ages, and all orientations: gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender volunteers – as well as many straight allies. OGC warmly welcomes all who would like to join them in their goal of changing hearts and minds in Central Florida and throughout the world.

Shelley Lauten

Shelley W. Lauten is the CEO of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness. The Commission is a tri-county organization whose mission is to eradicate homelessness across the region. Prior to the Commission, Lauten was a Founding Partner of the consulting firm triSect; served as President of myregion.org, a seven- county strategic planning initiative; and held senior executive positions at Walt Disney World and the Arnold Palmer Golf Management Company.

Tammy Lally

As a Certified Money Coach and Financial Planner, Tammy Lally helps couples and individuals achieve financial health and freedom. Through a distinctive blend of financial knowledge, psychology, spirituality, and her personal experience and healing of money shame, Tammy teaches how to change what keeps people broken and broke - in their relationship with money, by digging in, questioning, and owning their money beliefs and behaviors and the impact they have on their financial, social, emotional and spiritual well-being. Tammy received her formal coach training and certification from The Money Coaching Institute and has over 16 years of experience in the financial industry.

TKO from Table for Three

"The Gifted Misfits" of Table For Three are three separate artists, from three different states, and three different walks of life, that come together as a unit for one reason, and one reason only, to create high quality, timeless music.

Organizing team

Ron
Ben-Zeev

Co-organizer
  • Melissa Koch
    Operations
  • Thomas Waterman
    Partnerships/Sponsorship