SPARC [conference]November 11, 2016Events· 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” Learn about the speakers at cwrusparc.com/conference/. This event is free and lunch will be provided. Download the event flier.