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SPARC [conference]

Hear from members of the campus and surrounding community as they express their original points of view at the SPARC [conference].

The conference, hosted by SPARC [conversations], will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center, ballroom B.

SPARC stands for society, politics, art, research and culture.

Much like a TED conference, the event will feature speakers from all different fields and walks of life presenting on a wide variety of topics. This year’s topic is: Shaping the [conversation].

The speaker lineup is:

  • Mark Griswold: “The Future with Holograms in our World”
  • Deanna Dionne: topic to be determined
  • Lee Williams: “Make Yourself Less ‘Hackable'”
  • Narcis Fejes: “Our Food, Our Lives”
  • William Dawson: “How to be a Cycle Breaker”
  • Elle Marcus: “Body Image Across Different Cultures”
  • Dustin Tyler: topic to be determined
  • Laura Hengehold: “Where Will the Gender Battles of 2016 Take Us? “
  • Stacy McGaugh: “Fear and Loathing in the Cosmos: Insights into how the Universe Doesn’t Work”
  • Gustavo Roversi: “Victim, Survivor, Thriver: Running through the Different Stages of Trauma”
  • Xyla Foxlin: “From LO to Nowhere: The Next Frontier in Internet Based Communication”
  • Mahima Devarajan: “The Importance of Satire”

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This event is free and lunch will be provided.

Download the event flier.