"THE YOUNG INNOVATORS"
7 Happ Rd.
So far this 30th anniversary season, Paul Tough suggested we consider something other than test scores to measure success; Brené Brown exhorted us to Dare Greatly, to show up in our lives; Howard Gardner lamented the decline of moral communities; the incandescent Ken Ginsburg told us that only two things matter to parent well: unconditional love and high expectations; Angela Lee Duckworth advised choosing easy (based on talent and interests) and then working hard (to overcome obstacles); Robert Brooks reminded us to “catch our children doing things right,” and let them know when we do; Susan Cain pointed out our culture’s tendency to undervalue introverts and overvalue Groupthink; Liz Gerber insisted that if you’re not failing, you’re not succeeding; Kay Redfield Jamison described the complexity of correctly diagnosing and treating mood disorders; and just last week, Emily Bazelon observed that the rates of teen births, binge drinking, drug use and arrests for acts of violence have all decreased in the last 30 years.
What, you might ask, could possibly
be left to say?
Loads, of course, and tonight’s panel is bringing it on full force!
3 young adults, Dale Stephens, Greg Nance, and Samantha Smith, all 24 or younger, will each take a TED Talk length of time (about 20 minutes each) to tell you how they got from Point A to Point B — what alchemical mixture of character, ambition, iconoclasm, independence and strategy was brewed in their teen years to fire their current success. Each of them quite unique; each of them fascinating, provocative, and on the move. Career Night, anyone??
And we have a brilliant panel moderator,Trung Le, AIA, who embraces a relentlessly modern approach to school (as one of the world’s top designers of education spaces), to work (intensely collaborative), and to play (work is play, isn’t it?).
This is the program, now, tonight, that could change how you support your child’s budding passions — or how you “do school,” if you’re a student — or how you, as an individual, decide to show up in your life. Bring your kids and an open mind.
WOW! AND WOW AGAIN!
An extraordinary panel of young adults breaking the rules of how to succeed in and out of school.
AB, 2011, The University of Chicago; 2011 Gates Scholar, Cambridge Business School; Truman Scholar; National Jefferson Award recipient.
Co-founder and Chairman, MoneyThink.
President, CEO, and Chairman, ChaseFuture.
Senior at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Founder, Startup Booster
Founder, Exponential Capital
Founder, Hello World Books
Blogger for Forbes.com
2011 Thiel Fellow
Author, Hacking Your Education: Escape Lectures, Save Thousands, and Hustle Your Way to a Brighter Future
Moderator: TRUNG LE, AIA
Award-winning architect and Principal Education Designer, Cannon Design; co-founder, The Third Teacher +
Co-Author, The Third Teacher: 79 Ways You Can Use Design to Transform Teaching & Learning
Wednesday, March 13, 7:00 PM
Free and open to the public. No RSVPs required.
Event appropriate for youth ages 12+.