Be natural in heart, and new in mind.
TEDxYouth@NIST 2017 Heart and Mind
In education we put a tremendous amount of effort into developing our minds. However, lately there has been a focus on developing the attributes of empathy, passion, and character. And it's not just in education either, Google gave 20% time to employees to pursue and develop passion-projects, scientists, writers, makers, athletes, artists, physicists, developers, and changemakers all have embraced the need for balance in learning both with our heart and our mind.
So what does that mean for our event?
This year we are looking for speakers who are pursuing innovation in their particular field of study, and have a passion for making the world a better place. This event will focus on how we balance what we do for the betterment of humanity not just with scientific and design thinking but with empathy and connection to the global community. We are looking for people who have actioned projects, have conducted peer-reviewed research, are active in their pursuits (dance, music theater) and who want to share their idea to INSPIRE others to make change.