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Theme: Think Viral: Ideas are contageous

This event occurred on
April 12, 2018
St. Louis, Missouri
United States

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Sheldon Concert Hall
3648 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri, 63108
United States
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CaveofswordS .

CaveofswordS is an Indie/Electro MoodPop band from St.Louis comprised of band members Kvn, Sunyatta, and Eric. Together they create mesmerizing beat driven and synth heavy music.

Dave Minifie

C. David Minifie joined Centene in April, 2012, as the company’s first Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer. He currently serves as Chief Experience Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy. Mr. Minifie brings an “engagement and experience” perspective into Healthcare, just as the trends towards consumerism pick up adoption in the category. He brings a high degree of discipline to his areas of responsibility to ensure that Centene lives its purpose “To transform the health of the community, one person at a time.”

Doug Lindsay

Today, Doug is a biologist and a sought-after keynote speaker. He also designs workshops that train business, science, academic and medical leaders in the skills it takes to make unlikely things happen. He's been a Stanford Medicine X ePatient Scholar and part of Stanford Medicine X's inaugural Emerging Leaders Program. Doug uses his personal medical story and his creativity to help people and organizations understand how hope can change their assessment of the problems they face, and how that can lead to success, sometimes even in seemingly impossible situations. Facebook: @speaker.doug.lindsay

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

An American retired track and field athlete, ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the heptathlon as well as long jump. She won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals, in those two events at four different Olympic Games. Sports Illustrated for Women magazine voted Joyner-Kersee the Greatest Female Athlete of All-Time. She is on the Board of Directors for USA Track & Field (USATF), the national governing body of the sport.

Jeremy Goss

Jeremy Goss, MD is the cofounder of St. Louis MetroMarket and founder of the Link Market, two deliciously colorful, nonprofit markets. He’s an advocate for low-income communities on issues related to food justice, hunger and health — and he’s got some ideas for your taste buds

Jo Pang

Jo Pang is on a mission of mindfulness. As an expert at Slalom Consulting, Jo transforms organizations with an integrative, human-centered approach. As a teacher, he helps people consciously cultivate the seeds of compassion, wisdom and happiness. As a person, he shares thoughts on self-awareness, self-acceptance and finding contentment in finding ourselves.

Philippe Mercier

Philippe Mercier, MD, PhD is a pediatric neurosurgeon at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He uses his big, brilliant mind to save the brains of those with epilepsy, cancer, trauma and other neurological issues. Dr. Mercier is at the forefront of medical advancement and is eager to share his approach to deep brain lesion treatment

Sharon Deem

Sharon Deem, DVM, PhD is an elephant aficionado with major wildlife veterinary and epidemiology chops — chops as in 100+ articles, 25 book chapters and research in 30+ countries. Even if you’ve yet to dip into her prolific zoological explorations, you can catch her world-renowned ideas that bind human, animal and environmental health.

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