The world is in a demonstrable creative economy era, where a marketing and commerce traditional focus must expand to include computer and math occupations; architecture and engineering; life, physical, and social sciences; education, training, and library; arts and design; entertainment, sports, and media.
Our world and our cities have all of these sectors in play.
May I invite you to attend The UP Experience 2011 Conference?
The UP Experience is an annual thought-leader conference held each year in Greater Houston, featuring domain-expert speakers from every area of work and culture. The purpose is to educate, inspire, entertain and challenge by offering unique perspectives from unique people. Speakers are hand-selected for their ability to communicate, passionately and succinctly, as well as for their expertise. (You will NOT fall asleep!) Time is included in the conference for attendees to meet and talk with all speakers. Until now, conferences of this quality were offered only on the United States East and West Coasts.
The fee is 1000 USD per person. As an attendee sponsored by my company, Siterma The World In 4D, I can offer a courtesy discount of 200 USD.
Why consider this step? In a word, to expand your leadership role in the development and growth of the city and your world.
CEO, Siterma The World In 4D
Save the date:
The UP Experience
October 27, 2011
8:30am – 4:30pm
Stafford Performing Arts Theatre
10505 Cash Road
UP 2011 Speakers:
Dr. Anthony Atala:
Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, conducting groundbreaking work resulting in more than 200 national and international patents on generating new human cells, tissues, and organs in an effort to cure, rather than merely treat, disease.
Research Professor at the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work, nationally renowned speaker, and best-selling author, focusing on authentic leadership and wholeheartedness in families, schools, and organizations.
Dr. David Eagleman:
Director of the Laboratory for Perception and Action and the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law at Baylor College of Medicine.
Neuroscientist, New York Times bestselling author, and Guggenheim Fellow, speaking on the brain science of consumer decision making and the influence of social context.
Founder and CEO of Civic Ventures and author of The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, leading the movement and national discussion on finding purposeful work beyond retirement.
Chef Jeff Henderson:
Food Network personality and best-selling author of his memoir, Cooked, offering his inspirational stories of personal triumph and the power of human potential.
Founder of The Khan Academy, paving the way for a new model for education and learning through a free, world-class virtual school that currently offers more than 1600 tutorials on math, science, and finance.
Professor of Sociology at Rice University, tracking more than 30 years of changes in demographic patterns, life experiences, attitudes, and beliefs of residents through the Houston Area Survey – something no other city in America has accomplished to such depth and degree.
Former team captain of the First American Women’s Everest Expedition, drawing parallels between staying alive in the mountains and thriving in a fast-paced business world, focusing on overcoming odds, taking risks, and dealing with changing environments.
CNET contributor, CNN commentator, and "The Chic Geek," displaying her uncanny knack for effortlessly surfing the changing currents of everything from Internet privacy to new technologies and the latest gadgets.
President of Dialogue Consulting Group and social-media expert, offering insights and strategies on social media and social networking that help organizations more effectively connect with internal and external customers.
Best-selling author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, using 50 years of behavioral science to turn conventional wisdom upside down about what motivates us.
Joshua Cooper Ramo:
Managing Director of Kissinger Associates, best-selling author, and China scholar, providing a big-picture view of "the new world disorder" and offering insight for positively navigating through the chaotic economic and global changes.
Sustainability Director, City of Houston, discussing the projects and initiatives that will vastly improve the quality and efficiency of our environment and the long-term sustainability of our city.
Former head of the New York office of the Drug Enforcement Agency, sharing astounding facts and statistics about the level of substance abuse in the workforce, among our children, and throughout our society and what we can collectively do about it.
The 2009 and 2010 USA National Memory Champion, teaching the tools and techniques necessary to have the best-trained memory.
Conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and best-selling author of The Art of Possibility, offering practical applications that promote attitude changes and enable us to live in a world of possibility.