What is it like to raise a child who’s different from you in some fundamental way (like a prodigy, or a differently abled kid, or a criminal)? In this quietly moving talk, writer Andrew Solomon shares what he learned from talking to dozens of parents — asking them: What’s the line between unconditional love and [...]
The West Philly Hybrid X Team came this close (thumb and forefinger ever so narrowly spaced) to winning the Progressive Automotive X Prize’s $USD10m prize this year. Simon Hauger, who came to teaching from a career in engineering, started the team as an after school project for students who wanted a hands-on science experience. Hauger [...]
Filmmaker Martin Villeneuve talks about ‘Mars et Avril’ the Canadian sci-fi spectacular he made with virtually no money. In a charming talk, he explains the various ways he overcame financial and logistical constraints to produce his unique and inventive vision of the future. In his film “Mars et Avril,” he brings his sci-fi romance graphic [...]
What happens when a dream you’ve held since childhood doesn’t come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself. She shares her unique approach to reading in this lovely, personal talk about the magic of [...]
Margaret Heffernan is an Entrepreneur, Author and CEO. Her motto is ‘Let’s not play the game, let’s change it’. She’s a passionate believer in honesty, creative conflict and courage which are needed to overcome our fears and help us widen and enrich the people and ideas we were prepared to engage with. She defines being [...]
When Joshua Prager was 19, a devastating bus accident left him a hemiplegic. He returned to Israel twenty years later to find the driver who turned his world upside down. In this mesmerising tale of their meeting, he probes deep questions of nature, nurture, self-deception and destiny.
Daniele Zanotti believes that what we really need is ‘una cacophony of care’. He quotes his then future mother-in-law, “I no believe in charity. I believe in care”. Charity, she said, is up and down. Care is ‘faccia a faccia’ (face to face). Daniele said, “Who would have thought my future mother-in-law understood the difference [...]
Kim Rosen has awakened listeners around the world to the power of the poetry to heal and transform individuals and communities. She travels the planet teaching and learning how poetry can foster healing and peacemaking within and around us. Kim has documented the power of poetry to melt the walls between cultures, creeds and generations.
Mark Strom unveils for us the power of a grounded question. The power to breathe new life into ideas and conversations! His learning is grounded in his own story: growing up in Australia, a first career as a truck driver and labourer, over two decades advising senior leaders on strategy, innovation and engagement, and first-hand [...]