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Article By: by Austin College
Posted: 11/27/2013 Views: 3553  Impressions: 15618
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SHERMAN, TEXAS--Dr. Jacqueline Moore, Austin College professor of history, will be one of the featured presenters on Friday, December 6, at the inaugural TEDxTurtleCreekWomen event entitled "Invented Here". TED events provide a platform for world-changing ideas that are delivered by the world's leading thinkers and doers. TEDx programs are locally organized with the goal of sparking deep discussion and connection within a smaller group.

The TEDxTurtleCreekWomen event will feature 15 top business, technology, science, and community leaders speaking on various topics from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., exploring solutions to poverty, education, the economy, and more.

Austin College students and the North Texas-area public are invited to participate in a free Watch Party for the program, via live-stream webcast, at Wright Campus Center, Room 254, at Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

"I am honored to be selected to speak at the inaugural TEDxTurtleCreekWomen event in North Texas and represent Austin College," said Dr. Moore. "This is an exciting opportunity for our community, and hopefully this year's success will pave the way for more outstanding programs in the future."

Austin College students and area residents interested in viewing the live-stream webcast on campus or who have questions regarding the TEDxTurtleCreekWomen event are asked to contact Alena Oglesbee at 903.813.2891 or in advance of the program.

Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope's influential book Colleges That Change Lives.

TEDxTurtleCreekWomen Event Speakers
* Mindy Audlin, founder and spiritual leader for SpiritualityToday.TV a non-denominational ministry bringing a contemporary spiritual message to the mainstream.
* Brooke Boyarsky, a 2013 MBA graduate of Harvard Business School, where her class was intently studied by school officials regarding gender roles. A native Texan, she returned to Dallas to work for a large international consulting firm.
* Phyllis Cole, mother of 7-year-old triplets with 15 years of experience in publishing who serves as senior vice president and general manager of CultureMap Dallas.
* Catherine Cuellar, executive director of the Dallas Arts District, the nation's largest contiguous cultural neighborhood, which serves as the world headquarters of the Global Cultural District Network.
* Shama Kabani, founder and CEO of The Marketing Zen Group and business strategist for the digital age.
* Tammy Kling, who works with the homeless and gang members, through a life skills writing workshop designed for restoration of individuals and families.
* Eve Mayer, author of Get it Girl Guide to Online Dating and Sextiquette, and a divorced mom, a CEO, and a humorist.
* Karen McCrocklin, on a mission to celebrate the gift of being gay, is a filmmaker, radio host, and community activist.
* Jeff McKissack, a noted authority in the field of crime prevention with a unique background in both the psychological as well as physical aspects of personal defense.
* Jacqueline Moore, a professor of history at Austin College and advocate for general education reform in the American higher education system.
* Kimberly Olson, who opened doors for women as one of the first female pilots in the military. As a retired U.S. Colonel, author and CEO/President of Grace After Fire, an organization for women veterans, she advocates to influence policy on behalf of thousands of women veterans.
* Lamarque Polvado, the executive director of the Connections Project, which is focused on changing the way we diagnosis kids with disabilities, and founder of the tech startup CareStarter, focused on improving the delivery of healthcare information.
* Tina Slinker, a pioneer in women's athletics as a member of the first professional women's basketball league, now serving as athletic director at the Hockaday School. After experiencing loss on many levels, she talks about how to live a more powerful life in the face of adversity.
* Thelma Wells, who broke barriers in the motivational/public speaker industry as the first Black woman in the South to organize her own international speaking and consulting company. She has more than 30 years of experience traveling around the globe talking to corporations and organizations, and developing speakers.
* Bethany Williams, a personal brand expert, powerhouse speaker, published author, CEO 'whisperer', and healthcare IT executive, passionate about helping women find their best path as they strive to climb the corporate ladder.

About TEDxTurtleCreekWomen
TEDxTurtleCreekWomen is an independently organized TEDx event. Turtle Creek rises in north Dallas and winds its way through the communities of Highland Park and University Park until it flows into the Trinity River at the foot of the city's emerging communities to the south. Considered "the most notable waterway in Dallas," Turtle Creek has witnessed the city's history from its farming and ranching roots to its current status as the city with the largest number of corporate headquarters in the country. Fed by numerous fresh springs, Turtle Creek has never run dry. It is this quiet, consistent strength that has fed the core of what Dallas is, and all it will be. This is where optimism meets opportunity. Turtle Creek Women reflects this same strength with fresh ideas that never run dry.

*This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people
together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark
deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where
x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program,
but individual TEDx events are self organized.

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in
California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives.
The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a
diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have
included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2014 Conference
will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler.
TEDGlobal 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

TED's media initiatives include where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation
Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide;
the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the
annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their
wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style
events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the
globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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