To ancient humans, the modern era might seem to be all about connecting. Connecting computers, connecting continents, connecting singles in your area. There comes a point when the drive to connect, to intertwine, to entangle goes from good and useful to overwhelming and disruptive. People burn out, privacy is invaded, and we retreat from all connections, even the beneficial ones.
And then, in 2020, a global pandemic severed so many of those connections. As we begin to rebuild connections, it has become clear that some of the ways we were connecting in the past were not helpful. And some of those worthwhile connections are sorely missed.
For the 2022 TEDxEustis conference, we’ve chosen connecting as our theme. To discover the benefits and, yes, the pitfalls of connecting. To explore whether connecting through friendship is just as valuable as romance. To discuss if connecting with the truth, whether in science or history, is truly possible. To reveal the power that etiquette training has in connecting us in a polite society. To find out whether connecting everyone to generational wealth, regardless of race, will change the future for the better.
In a world separated by serious illness and strife, we believe that connecting is the primary way to remind each other of our humanity and to create long-lasting bonds that transcend our differences.
Let’s start connecting.
Dr. Renee Baker's bio:
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Dr. Marisa Franco's bio:
Shereen Kassam's bio:
Tori Kubick's bio:
Leo Liu's bio:
Kevin Maguire's bio:
Dr. Katie Nall's bio:
Michael Ondrasik's bio:
Michael Randolph's bio:
Dr. Terese Roth's bio:
Elizabeth Tran's bio:
Tia Young's bio:
Damian J. Sanchez
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