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Dana Marie Lupton is the co-founder and Executive/Artistic Director of Moving in the Spirit, a nonprofit that serves Atlanta’s young people with a mission t0 compassionate leaders through the art of dance. Her TEDxCPW talk, Barbie's Bottom Line , envisions America's iconic doll, now at age 54, reinventing herself to represent a realistic woman of today. She starts with ten ultimatums to the Mattel Board of Directors. Arms and legs that bend. A new realistic line of Barbies representing the …
Karyn Lu oversees the Insights & Inspiration team at Turner Broadcasting. As part of Turner Media Group, Insights & Inspiration is charged with looking to the future and around the globe to identify emerging trends and opportunities, helping to drive innovation across Turner brands. Previously, Karyn was a user experience designer at CNN.com, where she co-founded CNN iReport. Karyn serves on the TEDxAtlanta programming committee, the Board of Directors for BurnAway, and is part of the LEAD …
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 …
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