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What Would You Die For? | Brad McLain

What Would You Die For? | Brad McLain


This talk looks at the nature and impact of extraordinary experiences, especially how such experiences may change our sense of self or identity.


Brad is a social science research professor at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for STEM Learning and is co-director of The Experiential Science Education Research Collaborative. Dr. McLain is an accomplished filmmaker originally from Norfolk, Nebraska, and he attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln for part of his undergraduate education. He is a member of the board of directors for the JGI, Jane Goodall institute.

Andrew Solomon: How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are

Andrew Solomon: How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are


Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of struggle, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he’s met in the years since. In a moving, heartfelt and at times downright funny talk, Solomon gives a powerful call to action to forge meaning from our biggest struggles.


Dare to become subjective!: Edward Harris – Lugen Family Office

Dare to become subjective!: Edward Harris

What role and relevance does religion have in a secular world? Edward (Ted) Harris is a priest, philosopher and author who has spent much time pondering questions like this.

Purpose is the reason you journey. Passion is the fire that lights your way.

What is a meaningful life?

Your only job in life is to be the best that you can be

Have the Vision to Imagine it

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives – Jackie Robinson

My wish for you

Gary Kunath: “Mastering Life Balance”

Gary Kunath: “Mastering Life Balance”


This presentation centers on elevating employee well being and helping people maximize the joy and contentment in their lives so they can a great home life and a great work life. Recent research shows that 70% of employees today would sacrifice pay increases and promotions for family well being. People are overwhelmed by the complexities of their own lives. Instead of employers recognizing this and bringing humanity back to the business and serving as a source of relief, they often compound the issues by adding more complexity to their peoples’ lives.”