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Theme: Advancement and Discovery

September 25, 2021
1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
San Jose, California
United States
This event is open to the public.
Tickets are available.

From literal advancements in a field, such as vital research or studies, to internal advancement and finding yourself, guiding someone else down a path to discovery, and the importance of advancement in a specific field, what led you to “make a discovery?"

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Evergreen Valley High School
San Jose, California, 95148
United States
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Jeremy George

Co-Founder of Flex Living
[If you were to die tomorrow, what would you regret?] On September 1, 2020, I embarked on a mission to cross off 52 goals from my bucket list in 52 weeks. I had just been laid off due to the pandemic and felt particularly directionless, but I yearned to find opportunity amidst the uncertainty. When I first decided on the idea, I had plenty of doubts; however, now that those 52 weeks have passed, I recognize that starting this project was the best decision I could have made. The journey was absolutely transformational. Sure, I crossed off a lot of things from my list, like skydiving, learning guitar and then performing on stage, biking down the coast of California, and seeing the Northern Lights. And though I didn’t actually complete my full list, I ultimately found my WAY to happiness. My hope is that by sharing my story, I can help inspire others to finally go after some of the neglected items on their bucket lists.

Julian Toha

CEO and Co-Founder of Oclef
[Becoming You: A Career-Building Framework] Julian Toha is the CEO and Co-Founder of Oclef. Oclef started as a software company in 2015 with the mission of solving systemic problems in piano education which cause the majority of students to drop out in the first three years of study. Today, Oclef has schools teaching hundreds of students throughout the United States, it has a subsidiary, Diaghilev, that creates hours of music and voiceover for animated films and shows every month. This talk is about how the founder started his path into music that eventually led to a career as a touring concert pianist.

Pushpinder Kaur

An Educator, an Author and Punjabi as a Second Language Curriculum Developer
Pushpinder is one of the founding members of Guru Nanak Khalsa School San Jose, the biggest Sunday school with close to 700 students, established in 1989. She designed Stepping Stones PSL Instructional Resources to teach Punjabi as a second language as well as Sikh history books for this school. Thousands of children have become bilingual and bicultural as a result of interacting with these resources. Her curriculum is used in more than 70 Gurdwara Schools in US, Canada and Australia. Pushpinder also wrote a book named The Boy with Long Hair, and helped produce the Cultural Safari video with Kaur Foundation. Both these resources are included in the California History and Social Studies Framework. Pushpinder has been honored as one of the 50 Prominent Sikhs of USA and she is also featured in Jutti Kasoori, a PBS documentary about the 100 year History of Sikh Women in California for her contributions.

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San Jose, CA, United States