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Theme: Chain Reaction

This event occurred on
September 30, 2018
Lincolnshire, Illinois
United States

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300 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, Illinois, 60069
United States
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Aaron Lawlor

Board Chairman, Lake County
As a three-term Lake County board chairman, Aaron Lawlor has made improving access to mental healthcare a priority. He has referred to the country's current mental health crisis as "the greatest moral imperative our leaders have the opportunity to answer and make a difference in" and has launched an innovative inter-agency commission to change how we identify, talk about, and treat the more than 1 in 5 U.S. adults living with a mental health issue.

Allison Frederick

Assistant Public Affairs Manager, Lake County Forest Preserve
As the assistant public affairs manager for the Lake County Forest Preserves, Allison Frederick's forestry and natural resources background and passion for land stewardship make her an asset to the conservation agency. She believes that we can join forces to take major action against environmental challenges, starting in our own backyards.

Jon Bergmann

Pioneer of the Flipped Classroom
Former chemistry teacher Jon Bergmann is one of the pioneers of the "flipped classroom," an innovation that has sparked interest and conversation around the globe. He hosts "The Flip Side" radio show and has a popular YouTube Channel. He was recognized in 2002 with the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science Teaching.

Martina Mathisen

Professional Storyteller
Five years ago professional storyteller Martina Mathisen began Edu-tainment Living History so could share history in a dynamic way. In full costume, Mathisen uses drama to immerse audiences young and old in the lives of strong women like Cleopatra and Sacajawea. She travels throughout the Midwest delivering programs that are educational and interactive.

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IL, United States


Lincolnshire, IL, United States