TED Event on Tap at Hendrix

CONWAY, Ark. (April 16, 2013) - TEDxHendrixCollege will host "The Human Story," about the way storytelling shapes our lives Sunday, April 21 from 1 - 4 p.m.

The six speakers coming from across Arkansas and the nation represent a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Limited seating is available. 

To learn more about the event and register, visit TEDxHendrixCollege.com.

Speakers include:

Regina Hays was an electrical engineer working on the Navy's high tech laser guidance systems when she went back to teach high school. She needed ways to motivate her students to get interested in math and science so she created curriculum where students work on engineering projects in teams. She believes we can engage more students in science and math if more teachers integrate hands on learning.

Drew Cameron is a soldier-turned-artist who wants to help returning veterans tell the stories of their combat experiences on paper made from their old uniforms. His project "Combat Paper" helps soldiers heal by telling their stories.

Houston Hughes, a 2009 Hendrix graduate, is an internationally ranked slam poet. He tours across the country reciting his poems, which are a combination of politics, humor, and pop culture. He believes that telling your story is an integral part of the human experience.

Karl Heinbockel, a 2012 Hendrix graduate, is the director of analytics at Little Rock Urban Farming, collecting data and records on farm activity and sales in addition to farming and assisting with various consulting work. Little Rock Urban Farming is one of the most innovate urban farm projects in the country helping us find sustainable ways to feed the next generation.

Brad Kosover, owner of Green Cart Deli, thinks that food should be delicious and environmentally friendly. He has worked hard in the past few years to bring sustainable food to Conway.

Kevin Mequet  is an author and researcher of environmental change. His work is at the nexus of twentieth century philosophy, theology, mathematics and physics. His primary interest is the development of a revolutionary idea in nuclear technology that would advance its usefulness several orders of magnitude providing for a real transition from a hydrocarbon to an electromagnetic nuclear civilization. 

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.