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September 10, 2024

The Truth About Psychedelics

Dr. Dana Lerman

A decade-long infectious disease consultant who has since been trained in psychedelic assisted therapy, Dr. Lerman will share her story of how helping kids with cancer made her want to learn medicine, what it was like working as an infectious disease expert during COVID, and how fascinating it has been to bring intention, ceremony, and inner healing intelligence to modern medicine – that that will greatly benefit patients as well as clinicians.

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October 15, 2024

Women’s Wellbeing - Permission For Selfcare

Michelle Zelner

Michelle Zelner, author and founder of Better Beings, will present “Women’s Wellbeing - Permission For Selfcare,” with a focus on taking charge of your well being physically, mentally and emotionally through lifestyle transformation. Michelle has been featured on Good Morning America and has a cult following through her very popular podcast.

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November 12, 2024

Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics

Roger Pielke, Jr.

Roger Pielke, Jr., political scientist, mathematician, author of "Making Sense of Science, Policy and Politics" and founder of the Sports Governance Center within the Department of Athletics at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at CU Boulder will tackle two extremely complex and often times controversial themes: Climate Change and Transgender Athletes in Sports.

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December 3, 2024

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Sports Broadcasting

Taylor McGregor

You may recognize this native Coloradan as the popular host reporter for the Chicago Cubs or during an ESPN broadcast of a favorite college football game. Popular sports broadcaster Taylor McGregor will share her success story in a field historically dominated by men.

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April 17, 2024

Reflections on Computing, System Design and Robotics and Why it’s Not All About AI

Dr. Iris Bahar

Inspiring Minds is honored to present Colorado School of Mines computer science department head Iris Bahar as she shares her insights on effectively harnessing artificially intelligence for robotics and using innovative and transformative teaching/mentoring to promote inclusivity in computer science and engineering. Join us for this thoughtful and fascinating discussion.

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March 6, 2024

Beyond Tablets and Capsules: the Next Generation of Medicine

Dr. Laura Borgelt

Join this insightful exploration of the cutting-edge frontier of medical advancements in cell and gene therapy and the transformative potential of these next-generation therapies, paving the way beyond traditional tablets, capsules, and biologics. This fascinating presentation will address the unique challenges and opportunities in harnessing the power of cell and gene therapy revolutionizing our ability to positively transform patient lives and potentially cure rare diseases. Whether you're a healthcare professional, scientist, or simply intrigued by the future of medicine, this presentation promises to inspire and enlighten, offering a glimpse into a new era of personalized and transformative healthcare solutions.

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February 7, 2024

Finding Beauty in the Dark

Marie E. Berry, Ph.D.

Inspiring Minds is thrilled to present Dr. Marie Berry, professor, prolific researcher, and writer on gender based violence in war, and womens’ remarkable resilience. Marie has spent two decades trying to understand how people, and women in particular, survive — and even thrive — after the horrors of war and genocide. She's interviewed hundreds of survivors of violence in Rwanda, Bosnia, Nepal, Colombia, Uganda, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and more, documenting stories of loss, grief, suffering, displacement, and pain. And yet in every context, these stories of suffering unfold alongside stories about people falling in love, caring for each other, creating art and music, cooking joyfully for their families, and generally resisting the dehumanizing facets of war. Berry's talk shares these stories about how people find beauty in bleak and impossible situations in order to help us re-center our politics and stop mass atrocities going forward.

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January 18, 2024

Stories

Lee Woodruff

Author of three best-selling books, journalist Lee Woodruff’s distinctive voice comes from the heart. She draws on personal experiences, the journey of recovery, and profound healing to connect with audiences.

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