San Luis Obispo
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Theme: Determination

March 16, 2024
12:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
San Luis Obispo, California
United States
This event is open to the public.
Tickets are available.

"Unlock Your Boundless Potential: Experience the Tedx Event - Embrace the Power of Determination and Learn Life-Changing Strategies for Success"

Determination means never giving up and always trying your best no matter how hard something is. It's like when you really want to ride a bike, but it's really difficult at first and you fall down a lot. But instead of giving up, you keep trying and practicing until you can ride the bike all by yourself. Determination helps us to achieve our goals even when things are tough.

CalPoly Performing Arts Center
1 Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo, California, 93405
United States
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Chris White

A former collegiate football and track & field student-athlete for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, White went on to play in the Canadian Football League and on several Arena Football teams. Following his playing career, White spent time working with Dr. Marcus Elliott, one of the leading doctors in sports performance today. While working with Dr. Elliott at his training facility P3 in Santa Barbara, California, White assisted in training professional athletes in the MLB, AVP, NBA, and NFL. White earned a Master of Science degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science from Cal Poly. During his graduate studies, he teamed up with Dr. Chris Holder to write his master's thesis on the effects of Qigong on strength gains and well-being in collegiate athletics. White is a certified USA Weightlifting (USAW) Level II Instructor and a Senior Russian Kettlebell Challenge (RKC). He also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Cindy Ruth Ph.D

Creative Consultant, Author & PreZence

Claude Swain

Motivational Speaker

Greg Steinberger

OCOB- Marketing

Henry Adelman

Head Football Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Henry Adelman was named Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Cal Poly in January 2022. He works with the football program, as well as men’s soccer, women’s basketball, wrestling, and the throwers on the track and field team.Prior to Cal Poly, Adelman was Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coach at Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn., just outside Knoxville. He also volunteered his time with the Tennessee Vols and was a Sport Performance Coach at D1- Knoxville, where he worked with athletes and clients of all sports, ages, and training levels.Prior to his work in Tennessee, Adelman was a Strength and Conditioning Coaching Assistant at Fresno State. Adelman was born and raised in nearby Arroyo Grande, Calif., graduating from Arroyo Grande High School in 2012. He earned his undergraduate degree in applied exercise science from Willamette University in 2016

Prince Williams

Keynote Speaker Health, Wellness, Motivational

Stacey Ritter

Concussion Navigation Specialist

Victoria Adelman

Professor Sports Psychology
My past experiences as a collegiate softball player lead me to pursue a degree in sport psychology, with hopes of providing the resources and support that I wish I had as an athlete. Through my MA and PhD training I had the opportunity to work with: incarcerated youth, youth summer sports camps, high school basketball teams, high school football teams, and collegiate level volleyball teams. My experiences as a graduate teaching associate at the University of Tennessee cemented my passion for teaching. My goal as an instructor is to foster a learning environment where students feel like they are in control of their knowledge creation and are supported in that pursuit. It is my hope that students leave the courses that I teach feeling empowered and supported, both academically and personally. At the heart of my teaching philosophy are the relationships that I create with students as we take on the academic journey together, as co-travelers.

Organizing team




San Luis Obispo, CA, United States