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Dr. Ed Schrader is a champion of women's education. He has served as President of Brenau University since January 1, 2005. Prior to his arrival at Brenau he served as President of Shorter College in Rome, Georgia for five years. He began his career in higher education as an assistant professor of Geology at the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa 1978-1980. After several years as an executive in the international natural resources industry, he returned to higher education and his alma mater Millsaps …
Diana Brown was born and raised in Atlanta, receiving her B.A. in Theatre from Georgia State University. In 2003, she helped found Twinhead Theatre, and has contributed as a writer, performer, and producer for over 40 productions. Since 2007, she has acted as the company's Managing Director, and filled out the company's nonprofit tax paperwork herself, although she did complain about it a lot. She headed up the planning and organization of the Atlanta Fringe Festival, which is now entering its …
Erin Levin is a Peabody and Emmy award-winning humanitarian journalist and filmmaker. She first fell deeply in love with Africa and its people on her assignment to Madagascar with the Peace Corps. Erin will talk about chasing your dreams and why she left her "dream" job at CNN for her real dream -- to make a difference in the world through storytelling.
Dr. Adriane Randolph is shaping the future of brain-computer interface, as director of the BrainLab at Kennesaw State University (KSU) and as a faculty member of KSU’s Coles College of Business. For Dr. Randolph, the brain has tantalizing untapped power. Her work envisions humans who are able control their computers by brain waves or other electrophysiological responses, not simply by physical input. She imagines smartphones that are controlled simply by thinking, and people using their …
Celeste Greene is the Director of Laughter Yoga Atlanta, and she'll show us that sometimes you've got to just laugh! Before discovering unconditional laughter and training as a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and Teacher, Celeste entertained Atlanta audiences in weekly improvisational comedy shows at Whole World Theatre. When Celeste was not performing on stage, she guided children and teens in honing their own crafts. Through Laughter Yoga Atlanta she shares techniques that enable …
More than a "speech" a TED Talk is a high impact communication -- the talk of your life in 18 minutes or less! Hot off the press!
Lisa Fey is focused on finding meaning and fun in the things she does. She is the founder of Atta Girl LLC- a company focused on speaking, facilitating and consulting – to support people reaching their maximum potential. She is a part of The Unusual Suspects – the apprentice improvisation group at Whole World Theatre and is a member of the National Speakers Association. In her day job, Ms. Fey is part of a team that works on Sales Execution Capability Development at The Coca-Cola Company. She looks …
I was really furious this morning when somebody on Morning Joe suggested that Nancy Pelosi, who is in her early 70's, is "too old" to continue to be the House Minority Leader. This is a meme that was circulating about a year ago, and now it's back. What hooey! TEDxCPW's organizing team is a model of diversity! We're women and men of all ages and backgrounds. And we're all volunteers! Read all about us http://www.tedxcentennialparkwomen.com/category/volunteers/

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