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Past Forums

Fall 2016 Forum
Topic: 
"The Smartest Way to Think Differently About Wealth, Success and Happiness"
Speaker: New York Times bestselling author Dan Solin discussed lessons learned from his career in finance and challenged the audience to see value in first impressions, choose empathy over knowledge and think smarter about investing. 

Spring 2016 Forum
Topic: 
"Let's Disable Disabilities: Challenge Your Views on Normality"
Speaker: Matthew Rutherford challenged the audience's assumptions about people with disabilities. As a man with cerebral palsy, Rutherford has proven to himself and everyone around him that nothing is impossible. 

Fall 2015 Forum
Topic:
“Sextacy: A personal account and scientific explanation of how porn affects your life, brain and relationships"
Speakers:
Noah B. E. Church, EMT, entrepreneur, speaker, author, and recovering porn addict; and Dr. Todd Love, a therapist with a private practice in Georgia who specializes in areas like Adult ADHD, Internet Addiction, Porn and Sex Additions, and Gambling Disorders.

Spring 2015 Forum
Topic:
"The Reality of Sex: Finding meaning in sex for the hookup generation"
Speaker:
Donna Freitas, a young adult and children’s author, nonfiction writer and professor

Fall 2014 Forum
Topic:
"America: Land of the Free, Home of the Broke": A discussion of America's gradual decline as an economic superpower and why the American Dream has become all but a distant memory.
Speaker:
Chris Martenson, an economic researcher and futurist specializing in energy and resource depletion and author of popular and well-regarded book, “The Crash Course.”

Spring 2014 Forum
Topic:
The global food system and innovative solutions toward building a healthier more sustainable world
Speaker:
Ellen Gustafson, sustainable food system activist, innovator, and social entrepreneur; co-founder of FEED Projects LLC and founder of Food Tank

Fall 2013 Forum
Topic: The Bystander Effect: the psychological phenomenon of the complacency of those individuals who recognize a problem, but choose inaction, because action would be too uncomfortable
Speaker: Tyler Hamilton, former professional bike racer, Olympic gold medalist, and NCAA champion.

Spring 2013 Forum
Title:
In Defense of Fast Food
Speaker:
Lisa Tillinger Johansen, author of "Fast Food Vindiction"

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