Th, Mar 11| 11:30am | No Cost
“We teach girls that they can have ambition, but not too much ... to be successful, but not too successful, or they'll threaten men,” says author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In this classic talk that started a worldwide conversation about feminism, Adichie asks that we begin to dream about and plan for a different, fairer world -- of happier men and women who are truer to themselves.
Your Elusive Creative Genius
F, Mar 12| 10am | No Cost
Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses—and shares the radical idea that instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.
Animal Tales from Icy Wonderlands
F, Apr 9| 10am| No Cost
Diving under the Antarctic ices to get close to the much-feared leopard seal, photographer Paul Nicklen found an extraordinary new friend. Share his hilarious, passionate stories of the polar wonderlands, illustrated by glorious images of the animals who live on and under the ice.
Why The Only Future Worth Building Includes Everyone (In-Person or Virtual)
Th, Apr 22| 12pm| No Cost
A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. In a hopeful message to people of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don't, the spiritual leader provides illuminating commentary on the world as we currently find it and calls for equality, solidarity and tenderness to prevail. "Let us help each other, all together, to remember that the 'other' is not a statistic, or a number," he says. "We all need each other."