NIGHT 1: Tuesday, November 10 at 7 p.m.
- Lisa Wagner (host)
- Daj’za Demmings, discussing intergenerational mentorship.
- Conor Crippen & Anne Marie Romer, discussing Conor’s traumatic brain injury and giving up the burden of trauma.
- Subhashini Ganapathy, sharing how industrial systems engineering is actually fun and improves our world.
- Timothy Nevius, discussing the exploitation of college athletes.
- Ted Yoder (performer)
- Host/Speaker Q&A: Lisa Wagner & Daj’za Demmings
NIGHT 2: Thursday, November 12 at 7 p.m.
- Josh Stucky (host)
- Ronald L. Fletcher, MD, sharing how the AIDS crisis taught us lessons about the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Kathleen Wiant, discussing the dangers of hazing and bullying, and how it affected her family.
- Ann Puckett, sharing how DIY isn’t about doing it yourself and actually builds community.
- Amy M. Riegel, discussing affordable housing and how our zip codes define our opportunities.
- Rodney Veal, Brianna Rhodes, & Josh Strange (performer)
- Host/Speaker Q&A: Josh Stucky & Ronald L. Fletcher, MD
NIGHT 3: Tuesday, November 17 at 7 p.m.
- Dr. Karen Townsend (host)
- Jacquelyn Wright Palmer, discussing genealogy and her family’s history of enslavement.
- Shomari Payne, discussing the inheritance of poverty.
- Christopher Wyatt, discussing how opioids, overdoses and breathing are connected.
- Dana Clark & Ryann Mescher (TEDxYouth@Dayton speakers), talking about the non-profit they created to address “period poverty.”
- Jim McCutcheon (performer)
- Host/Speaker Q&A: Dr. Karen Townsend & Jacquelyn Wright Palmer
NIGHT 4: Thursday, November 19 at 7 p.m.
- Neal Gittleman (host)
- Jodie Mader, talking about how it feels to be a Luddite in a high-tech world.
- Elijah Muhammad, sharing his personal experience with labor trafficking.
- Joshua Montgomery, discussing how building “Star Wars” droids made him a better teacher.
- Charlie Campbell, sharing his personal experience with downsizing and saying goodbye.
- Host/Speaker Q&A: Neal Gittleman & Jodie Mader