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Theme: Energize

This event occurred on
December 3, 2019
5:00pm - 9:00pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Hartford, Connecticut
United States

Your brain will be Energized after hearing these amazing talks This night will be filled with ideas to share with friends, coworkers, family etc.


Infinity Hall Hartford
32 Front Street
Hartford, Connecticut, 06103
United States
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Godfrey Pearlson

Dr. Godfrey Pearlson leads a team of researchers at Hartford Hospital’s Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at the Institute of Living–actively researching marijuana and driving. With so many states moving toward legalizing marijuana– there are a lot of questions and possible implications on our society. This is part of federally funded testing to see what happens to people when they smoke marijuana and drive. The researchers are trying to develop a reliable roadside test police can use to determine if someone is driving while under the influence of marijuana.

Kelly Monahan

Organizational Behaviorist , Author
Kelly Monahan is an organizational behaviorist studying the future workforce. A recognized consultant, Kelly designs research programs and uses empirical evidence to help solve big workplace problems. She will challenge the audience to think differently about how the future of work would look like if we started from a new perspective.

Natalia Abrams

Executive Director of Student Debt Crisis
Natalia is the Executive Director of Student Debt Crisis where she advocates for student loan debt reform and the creation of lending solutions for all borrowers and students pursuing affordable and accessible higher education. Did you know that ⅔ of America’s $1.5 trillion in student debt is held by women? And that Seniors are the fastest growing group with student debt? Natalia will reveal the ‘why’ and discuss the possibility for change.

Olivia Richman

Sex Education
Medical student and sex educator

Rahkim Sabree

Founder of An Extended Hand Inc
Rahkim Sabree is a millennial co-founder of the not-for-profit, An Extended Hand Inc., which focuses on empowering and educating those who are at risk of, or currently impacted by homelessness. He’s an advocate for financial education and his talk will discuss how financial empowerment is a team sport.

Sarah Leathers

Founder & CEO Healing Meals Community Project
Sarah Leathers is the Founder and CEO of Healing Meals Community Project. Mission driven to provide healthy organic meals to people in a health crisis while fostering compassion and empowering youth and adult volunteers in our communities. Sarah’s talk will discuss how we can shape our collective future through nutrient-rich food, kindness and linking individuals to their community.

Shaun Osher

Founded CORE
Shaun Osher is regarded as one of the most innovative and creative minds in real estate. He also plays the saxophone. You may wonder what the two have in common. His talk will walk us through why utilizing a creative mindset and improvising when obstacles are thrown your way will increase the likelihood that you will have a memorable, unique journey without regrets.

Yvette Young

Director of the Human Anti-Trafficking Response Team
Yvette Young coordinates Connecticut’s Human Anti-trafficking Response Teams, focusing on reducing commercial sexual exploitation of children and domestic minor sex trafficking. The truth is, Human Trafficking is not only an international issue – it is a domestic one as well. Her talk will share how children are lured and what we can do to better protect them.

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Hartford, CT, United States