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Theme: Divergence

May 11, 2024
4:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Boca Raton, Florida
United States
This event is open to the public.
Tickets are available.

In the context of society, divergence can refer to the widening of differences or disparities among various groups, individuals, or ideologies. This can manifest in economic, cultural, or social aspects. For example, economic divergence might describe the growing gap between the wealthy and the poor, while cultural divergence can involve the development of distinct subcultures within a society. Essentially, it implies a process of moving or growing apart in societal elements. In technology, divergence can signify the development or evolution of different paths, approaches, or standards within a particular field. in finance, it might indicate a deviation or difference in trends. In everyday conversation, it can simply mean a divergence of opinions or paths. What does it mean to you?

Boca Raton Innovation Campus
5000 T-Rex Ave
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Angela Hunte

Angela Hunte is a singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, New York, with Trinidadian roots. Angela has always been passionate about music, having spent her childhood in Trinidad & Tobago and fueled her dreams of performing on big stages! Angela’s talent for crafting catchy hooks and demos became widely recognized after she moved to Brooklyn. This led to collaborations with renowned artists such as Nas, Snoop Dogg, and Machel Montano, to name a few. She has written hit songs for megastars like Rihanna, Melanie Fiona, Britney Spears, Melissa Etheridge, Danity Kane, and many others. Perhaps her most famous work is co-writing “Empire State of Mind,” performed by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, which won her a Grammy award.

Carole Carole Blueweiss

Physical Therapy and certified geriatric specialist
Dr. Carole Blueweiss is redefining aging by challenging some of its traditional views. With over 25 years of experience in Physical Therapy and as a certified geriatric specialist, she believes there are simple lifestyle choices that anyone can make, which have a strong impact on aging. Carole embraces holistic methods that focus on mind-body interconnection and the importance of awareness to one’s movement to combat the common misconception that aging leads to frailty. Through storytelling on her podcast, Wisdom Shared, Carole explores themes with her guests about having ‘ability’ versus ‘dis-ability.’ While aging may predispose us to lose some abilities, we have more control over this progression than we realize. Carole envisions a world where age does not limit resilience and where the last decade of life can be the most fun.

Kanwal Bawa

Cleveland Clinic-trained medical doctor
Dr. Kanwal Bawa is a distinguished Cleveland Clinic-trained medical doctor and a leading expert in sexual medicine. She is known to millions around the world as “Dr. Sex Fairy™.” With her extensive knowledge and experience in the field of medicine, particularly sexual health, Dr. Bawa has become a prominent figure in advocating for sexual wellness and empowerment. Through her Boca Raton, Florida, medical practice Bawa Medical®, her research, and her advocacy efforts, she has played a pivotal role in advancing the understanding and treatment of various sexual health issues. Dr. Bawa’s dedication to promoting sexual well-being and destigmatizing conversations around sex has earned her recognition and admiration within both the medical and public spheres.

MeiMei Fox

MeiMei Fox is the founder and CEO of Your Bestselling Book, a company that offers a la carte support in writing and publishing to founders, entrepreneurs, experts, influencers, survivors, change makers and anyone ready to share their story with the world. Services include an interactive 6-week online course, access to a community of high achievers, ghostwriting, and one-on-one coaching to help you author and publish your book.

Melissa Daimler

Chief Learning Officer
Culture is critical to attracting and engaging top talent, and I have dedicated my career to transforming cultures and aligning individual and organizational development. My mission is to design systems to help people improve at work and in the world.

Pedro Meneses

Aerospace Engineer
Pedro Meneses's journey into aerospace was not just a pursuit but a calling, at age 3 he fell in love with things that fly, while spending hours daydreaming in front of his local airport. He obtained a degree in Aerospace Engineering at ERAU, USA, with a 4.0 GPA. Venturing into the professional world, he contributed to major aerospace companies such as BE Aerospace, Gulfstream, and Adam Aircraft, where his innovation led to five patents.

Pete Vargas

Pete Vargas teaches people how to grow their businesses and spread their message through stages. In 2003, his life was deeply impacted by one man on a stage–and since then he has dedicated his life to the power of stages. He founded Advance Your Reach–a company with a mission to impact one billion lives through one million stages.

Robert DePalma

Professor, Paleontologist
Robert DePalma and his multi-national colleagues unlock the secrets of the past by using a variety of cutting-edge technologies to examine ancient fossils retrieved during remote expeditions. The most recent work concentrates on dinosaurs and other life from the late Cretaceous, focusing on the Chicxulub asteroid impact that triggered the Earth’s most recent global mass extinction event. His research of the unique Tanis site revealed a mass-death assemblage and ecological devastation buried just hours after the KPg impact. That geologic snapshot, just prior to the Cretaceous mass extinction, is critical to understanding how best to preserve Earth’s living biota during the current ecological crisis by using the valuable hindsight offered by the prehistoric record.

Sean Davis

Philanthropic private equity
Mr. Davis is the Founder and Managing Partner of Merton Capital Partners. Merton is an early pioneer in philanthropic private equity, advising the wealthy on investing their philanthropy alongside large companies to solve significant social and environmental issues.

Sixcia Devine

Social entrepreneur and marketing specialist
Sixcia Devine is an author, speaker, and social entrepreneur. She is the founder of Sixcia Business Development, a marketing with purpose consulting firm, as well as the visionary force behind Caritas Smile, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering communities in need. Through its signature program, Take a Trip Change A Life, participants engage in random acts of kindness, such as rebuilding homes and schools, facilitating art programs, and delivering medical supplies to hospitals, and rural communities across the U.S. and Latin America. All of this is done in conjunction with eco-tours, exploring off-the-beaten-path areas and creating a lasting impact in the process.

Ved Chirayath

Professor of Earth Sciences, Mechanical, and Aerospace Engineering
Professor Ved Chirayath is the Vetlesen Chair of Earth Sciences, a National Geographic Explorer, and the inaugural director of the Aircraft Center for Earth Studies (ACES) at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School. Chirayath’s research focuses on inventing, developing, and testing next-generation sensing technologies for studying the natural world. Ultimately, his aim is to extend our capabilities for studying and protecting life on Earth as well as to aid in the search for life elsewhere in the universe.

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