2019 Speaker & Performer Lineup


Caroline Bennett

Intentionally utilizes the vehicles of spoken word, song, research and story-telling to challenge education stakeholders’ “un”conscious investment in Eurocentric pedagogy and culturally incompetent restorative practices and its’ contribution to Black students’ traumatic experiences in K-12 public and charter school classrooms.

Maureen Haynes

Discussing her research on teacher experiences and narratives surrounding public education in Oklahoma

Tori Meehan

Markers of eating disorders that are increasingly normalized within our society and some quick solutions

Mike Troilo

The positives as well as the downsides of blockchain technology and sustainable development

Lydia Cheshewalla

Why inclusivity in historical narrative matters

Jonathan Neff

The science behind his gluten free brewery, and why building spaces for everyone is so important

Karen Fuhrmeister

Why people should care about assessments, on the hiring side as well as the prospective employee side

Rigel Bacani

Implementing harm reduction to improve health care outcomes and communities

Abigail Williams

The Rhythm of Ireland: An Irish Dance Performance


Nathan Hutchins, Alison Kerr, Sarah Otto

People connecting their diverse academic backgrounds to research user acceptance of autonomous vehicles

Eric Cullen

Prison reform and the incarceration rate of women in Oklahoma, and his project to help nonviolent offenders get out on parole

Mike Haskins

The importance of utilizing debate in vulnerable schools to teach critical thinking

Kirk Wester

Bridging the Disparity Gap: Tying the success of the privileged to those who are not

Brandy B. Marion

How to make the most money, and pay the least amount of taxes...legally

Jennifer Clark

Integrating our experiences of suffering and wellbeing creates a foundation to redefine health, we must build systems and communities toward this end

Andrew Aken

Facing a critical shortage of cyber security personnel, and the work is more interesting and accessible than you think

Weston Horn & The Hush

How to pursue your passion in an oversaturated market